3 Cosmonauts Head for Space Station
The Soviet Union today launched a spacecraft carrying three cosmonauts into orbit to join two spacemen already aboard the Salyut-7 space station, the official Tass press agency said.
Cmdr. Vladimir Vasyutin, pilot Georgy Grechko and researcher Alexander Volkov blasted off at 4:39 p.m. Moscow time, the agency said. The flight is the ninth manned mission to the Salyut-7 station since the complex was placed in space in April, 1982.