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The Morning of the Take-Off

Andrei Sokolov

The Morning of the Take-Off

1978

Acrylic on paper.

status:

Radiant study of the golden sunlight on a Soviet space station.

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

artist

Andrei Sokolov

title

The Morning of the Take-Off

date

1978

this work is part of the following collection

none

medium

Acrylic on paper.

dimensions

genre

Painting

IAAA art style

cosmic expressionism

Launch

launch date

2 Mar 1978

launch  vehicle

Soyuz 28

Orbit

host 

Salyut 6 Space Station

location

LEO

launch location

Baikonur Cosmodrome

Return

return date

return vehicle

status

launch vehicle COSPAR id

1978-023A

partners

Interkosmos

Artist

Andrei Sokolov

National artist of the USSR, academician

Russia

Collection

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