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    Soyuz (spacecraft)

    For the launch vehicle of the same name see Soyuz (rocket family) Soyuz 220pxSoyuz spacecraft (TMA version)General informationManufacturer KorolevCountry of origin Soviet Union, RussiaApplications Carry cosmonauts to orbit and back; originally intended for Soviet MoonshotOrbit regimes Low Earth orbit (circumlunar spaceflight during early program)Operator Soviet space program/Russian Federal Space AgencyLifetime Up to six months docked to stationProductionStatus In serviceFirst launch Soyuz 1, 1967vte Soyuz, Union) is a series of spacecraft initially designed for the Soviet space programme by the Korolyov Design Bureau in the 1960s, and still in service today.

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