USSR Cosmonaut Mail covers flown with Soyuz T-9 team Vladimir Lyakhov and Alexander Alexandrov 149 days on board Salyut-7 station.
Cosmonauts autographed covers and cancelled them with pentagonal Salyut-7 station onboard handstamp.
These two covers came directly from archives of board engineer of this flight Alexander Alexandrov.
Team docked their Soyuz T-9 to the Salyut-7/Kosmos 1443 complex on june 28.During five months mission they operated the Kosmos 1443 module and were resupplied by several Progress tankers.Station suffered a massive fuel leak in August that almost disabled the station and forced cosmonauts to make spacewalks for repairs.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 13 December, 2002.