Triumph and Tragedy

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Cover design: Jim Wilkie

Editor: David M. Harland

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This book is dedicated to the heroic crew of the Soyuz 11 spacecraft

Viktor I. Patsayev (1933-1971) Georgiy T. Dobrovolskiy (1928-1971) Vladislav N. Volkov (1935-1971)

Viktor Patsayev, Georgiy Dobrovolskiy and Vladislav Volkov

and to the thousands of designers, technicians and workers who participated in the development of the pioneering Salyut space station, and thereby in the beginning of a new era in the history of mankind.

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