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The true story of the ‘Soviet Apollo 13’ – Salyut 7 (2017)

Salyut 7 is a 2017 Russian historical drama film.

The story is based on the Soyuz T-13 mission in 1985, part of the Soviet Salyut programme; it was the first time in history that a ‘dead’ space station was docked with, and brought back into service.


If the space station – the pride of Soviet space engineering – falls from the sky, not only will it damage the image of the country, it could also be a disaster bringing untold casualties. To investigate the failure and prevent the catastrophe, people must be sent to the station. Yet no one in history has ever attempted to dock an uncontrolled vehicle in space.

To this day, this mission is considered to be the most technically challenging in the history of space exploration.

The unmanned Soviet space station Salyut 7, which is in low Earth orbit, suddenly stops responding to commands from the Control Center. A rescue mission is undertaken. The astronauts must find the dead space station and — for the first time in history — dock to 20 tons of uncontrollable metal.

Even though the team realized that they have very little chance to return to Earth alive, this risky way is the only solution. They must not only enter the station but also restart its systems.

On October 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin Watches New Russian Blockbuster Salyut-7