Cancelled Spaceflights



Planning data

Launch date (planned):  Early December 1968


No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Leonov  Aleksei Arkhipovich  Commander
2  Makarov  Oleg Grigoriyevich  Flight Engineer

Backup Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Kuklin  Anatoli Petrovich  Commander
2  ?    Flight Engineer

Mission objectives

Planned as the first Soviet circumlunar flight. The L1-1 mission was originally planned for 1968, and then delayed to 1969 after repeated problems with unmanned Zond precursor flights. The program was eventually cancelled (somewhere in 1969) after the successful Apollo 8 mission, and the crews training for L1 were transferred to L3.



Last update on November 08, 2009.