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Jay Chladek
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posted 11-14-2011 03:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, here's something that should be up collectSPACE's alley. The miltary Almaz stations, Salyuts 3 and 5 had film return capsules onboard, which returned from the station a few days after their final crews came home.

I understand the capsule from Salyut 5 was auctioned off in in New York in 1993 (probably during a Christies Auction). Does anyone have any reports or pictures of the capsule when it was auctioned? I've never seen images of the capsule and I am looking for information about it for my book. Thanks.

Kocmoc
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posted 11-14-2011 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kocmoc   Click Here to Email Kocmoc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The return canister was sold at the Sotheby's auction in December 1993 to Ross Perot. It has been on loan and exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum since 1997.

May I ask what is your book project?

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-14-2011 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A photo of the Almaz return capsule is displayed as part of the National Air and Space Museum's Space Race online gallery.

Jay Chladek
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posted 11-14-2011 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kocmoc:
May I ask what is your book project?
You can read about it on this collectSPACE thread: Outposts On the Frontier: Stations and Laboratories in Earth Orbit.

I'm finishing up the manuscript right now. The current Soyuz mission that just launched and the one coming up in December will be the last two major events I am covering at the very end (along with China's docking module mission, depending on where they are at when the manuscript is done). As such, it will be a while yet before it gets published due to the publishing company's schedule. But, it is just about ready to go.

The reason why I am covering Almaz is because without it, the Russians would have not had a Salyut or Mir program and we might not have an ISS today.

Thanks for the information guys as that is EXACTLY what I was looking for.

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