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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)
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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