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The Morning of the Take-Off

The Morning of the Take-Off

1978

Acrylic on paper.

Interkosmos

This painting by Sokolov showing the Soviet Salyut 6 space station in orbit has the distinction of being one of the first artworks flown in space. It arrived at the Salyut 6 space station on March 3, 1978 aboard Soyuz 28 flown by Soviet cosmonaut Aleksey Gubarev and Vladimir Remek of Czechoslovakia as part of the first Interkosmos mission. The painting was returned to Earth aboard Soyuz 30 on July 5, 1978 by the crew of Pyotr Klimuk and Miroslaw Giermaszewski of Poland after spending 124 days in orbit spanning two long-duration Salyut missions.

Technical information:

Artwork name:

The Morning of the Take-Off

Date:

Creator:

1978

Andrei Sokolov

Country:

Russia

This work is part of the following collection:

none

Acrylic on paper.

Medium:

Dimensions:

Painting

Genre:

IAAA Art Style:

cosmic expressionism

Launch vehicle / mission:

Soyuz 28

Host spacecraft / hardware:

Salyut 6 Space Station

COSPAR id

1978-023A

Launch location:

Baikonur Cosmodrome

Launch date:

2 Mar 1978

Orbit / space location:

LEO

Return vehicle:

End date:

Status:

Client / Agency:

Interkosmos

Artist:

Andrei Sokolov

National artist of the USSR, academician

Russia

Andrei Sokolov

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