_jE7RkyznU8
August 12, 2014
Categories: Russia, Science, Space

On August 12 52 years ago Vostok-4 spacecraft with Pavel Popovich onboard was launched to perform the first team flight along with Vostok-3 orbital spacecraft piloted by Andriyan Nickolayev and launched a day earlier.

The cosmonauts had to conduct a series of researches and experiments concerning new medical and biological tasks including  studying space flight duration and zero-gravity influence on human body, assessment of cosmonauts’ psychological state and working capacity at different points of the flight,  determination of cosmonauts selection and training methods efficiency.

But first of all this flight became the first step to cope with the task of spacecrafts approaching and docking on the orbit. Successful accomplishment of this task enabled the scientists, designers and cosmonauts to increase flight duration and develop long-standing orbital stations.

During the flight two-way radio communication was established between Vostok-3 and Vostok-4 spacecrafts and it was the first time in history Soviet TV channels broadcasted cosmonauts’ work inside the spacecraft on-line.

Nickolayev and Popovich set world’s first space flight duration and range records. Total duration of the first world’s team spaceflight amounted 70 hours and 23 minutes, the range – 1975000 km.

comments

More from this category:
Soyuz
April 8, 2013

By the end of this decade Russia will be the only country able to send the crews to the ISS, Roscosmos manned space programs Head…

full story
174872552
February 12, 2014

RIA Novosti – A Russian Progress-M spacecraft burned up over the Pacific Ocean Tuesday evening in a planned descent following a successful mission to the…

full story
d8r_BORZNXs (1)
September 15, 2015

On September 14, 22.00, Moscow time, Roscosmos, Khrunichev Centre and other Russian space industries launching crews successfully launched Proton-M booster with DM-03 upper stage and…

full story
Meteoroid
June 27, 2013

Russia and USA will work together to develop meteorite protection system, – The Head of Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov told the journalist…

full story
iss-orbit-adjustment
September 16, 2013

On September 15, 2013 Mission Control Centre specialists successfully adjusted the orbit of the ISS to increase the medium altitude by 900 meters, – Roscosmos…

full story
gctc-39-40
March 3, 2014

ISS-39/40 crews are having very important preflight training stage in GCTC now. During previous 2 weeks cosmonauts and astronauts have been passing exams on manual…

full story
1034779235
November 26, 2014

Works for the next manned launch planned for March 27 started at Baikonur spaceport, – Roscosmos reports. By launching Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft from Baikonur on…

full story
SHL_0769
March 17, 2015

On March 14 ISS-42/44 mission main (Gennady Padalka, Roscosmos; Mikhail Korniyenko, Roscosmos;  Scott Kelly, NASA) and back-up (Alexey Ovchinin, Roscosmos; Sergey Volkov, Roscosmos; Jeffrey Williams,…

full story