Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; landing
with Soyuz T-5
spacecraft 190 km east
Following a one day solo flight Soyuz T-7 docked with
the Salyut 7 space station on August 20, 1982.
During the next five
days the crew performed common work with the
. The crew delivered experiments and mail to the station. The crew also
conducted scientific and technical research and experiments, especially in the
field of microgravity.
was the first woman to visit space in 20 years,
and was included in the crew specifically to upstage the Americans from
accomplishing the same feat. She was given the orbital module of Soyuz T-7 for
privacy. The Soyuz T-7 crew delivered experiments and mail from home to the
first resident crew of Salyut 7 crew. On August 21, 1982 the five cosmonauts
traded seat liners between the Soyuz-T's. The Soyuz T-7 crew undocked in
, leaving the newer Soyuz T-7
spacecraft as a lifeboat for the long-duration crew.