Crew & Mission

Left: Pham Tuan and Viktor Gorbatko posing in training Sokols. Right: The crew in training PK-suits.

The latin-script Interkosmos-patch as worn by Tuan on his intravehicular PK-suit, the Vietnamese flag and the Vietnamese seal.

The Real Thing

Left: The crew just before launch in their flight Sokols. Right: The crew after landing. Note that Gorbatko is wearing a 'yellow' Interkosmos patch.

The joint mission patch was worn on the right sleeve of the intra-vehicular suits. The Interkosmos council logo was worn on the right lower torso, with the Soviet and Vietnamese seals at the upper left chest. On the Sokol suits, the Interkosmos council patch was worn on the right sleeve. On both suits, the flags were worn on the left sleeve. The Soviet flag was a felt, square lettered type on both the Sokol and the intravehicular PK-suit.

left: Yuri Romanenko and Pham Tuan aboard Salyut-6. Right: Ryumin, Tuan and Gorbatko aboard Salyut-6. The mission patch is just visible at Tuan's right arm.

Tuan, Popov and Ryumin. Note the mission patch on Tuan's right arm.

Collecting Soyuz-37

The patch was designed and produced by the Zvezda corporation. Two souvenir versions were made in the West by Stewart Aviation in England and Space Commerce Corporation in the United States. A related patch was produced by Eagle One Aerospace. The Stewart Aviation version is still in their catalogue; the SCC version is offered every now and then on eBay and the EOA-version might still be available from Cargo Bay Emblems. The original Soviet-made patch was made available to officials as part of a Presentation Set.

S-36 | Salyut Index | S-38