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    The Soyuz TM (The word "Soyuz" means "Union") was a modernized version of the Soyuz T with new docking and rendezvous, radio communications, emergency, and integrated parachute/landing engine systems. It used a more durable metal body and lighter heat shield material. It was tested first in an unmanned flight. It was the manned spacecraft used to ferry crews to the Mir and the International Space Station.
The Kurs rendezvous and docking system permitted the Soyuz TM to maneuver independently of the station.

     The lighter rendezvous system and improved launch escape tower permitted higher payloads, or more maneuvering propellant to be carried.

Here is a Soyuz Spacecraft blasting off from Russia and being lifted into orbit by an Energia Launch Vehicle.

Various launch configurations for the Soyuz Spacecraft.

    The Soyuz-TM serves as both a ferry for Russian crews coming to and from the station as well as a "lifeboat" for any emergency escapes. Soyuz is launched on a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, it can carry 3 people. The spacecraft has been in use by the Russians since 1967 so it is an old vehicle and it has been updated several times. It was used to ferry people up and down from the Russian space station Mir and now brings people & supplies to the International Space Station.

HighTechScience.org has been fortunate to acquire numerous pieces from several Soyuz Spacecraft.
Click the links below for information and pictures of our Soyuz items.
Soyuz Hatch Opener Soyuz Launch Key
Flown Soyuz Ventilator Fan Flown Soyuz Clock 
Flown Soyuz Window Assembly Flown Soyuz Toilet
Flown Soyuz Space Patches Soyuz Engineering Model
Flown Soyuz Spacecraft Navigational Device

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