On This Day in Space! June 29, 1971: 3 Cosmonauts lost in Soyuz 11 tragedy

On This Day in Space! June 29, 1971: 3 Cosmonauts lost in Soyuz 11 tragedy

Home News Spaceflight On June 29, 1971, a Soviet space mission ended in tragedy when three Russian cosmonauts were found dead inside their spacecraft after returning to Earth.Inside the Soyuz 11 space capsule were cosmonauts Vladislav Nikolayevich, Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, and Georgi Timofeyevich Dobrovolskiy. They were the only crew to ever board the world’s first…