Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; landing
65 km northeast of Arkalyk.
Following a one day solo flight Soyuz T-6
docked manually with the Salyut 7 space station on June 25, 1982 because of
problems with the automatic docking systems. Common work with the
Several joint Soviet-French scientific research and
experiments, including a series of French echography cardiovascular monitoring
system experiments, were performed. Jean-Loup
was the first French and West European
. While aboard the station, the resident crew afforded him the
opportunity to eject Salyut 7's weekly bag of waste into space through the
station's small trash airlock. Valentin
, writing in his diary, quoted Jean-Loup
as saying Salyut 7 "is simple, doesn't look
impressive, but is reliable."