B. Savinykh The successful docking with the station was a major victory for the first time in history has shown that is possible to approach and dock with almost any space object. However, it was too early to celebrate: the command is not received from the station any physical or electronic confirmation of the dock. One of the major concerns that in the absence of communication at the station had serious problems are quickly becoming a reality.
The lack of information on the screens of the ship on the pressure inside the station has raised fears that it appears to be leaking, but the team continued to work cautiously. The first step should try to equalize the pressure on the ship and at the station, as far as possible.  
As the old, abandoned house h4> All Soviet and Russian space stations, starting with the "Salyut-6" had at least 2 docking port front, which connects with the transfer compartment and rear, which connects to the main compartment station. The rear unit also had a message from the fuel tanks station, which made it possible to fill them with the cargo ship "Progress", which flies to deliver goods to the station. Team docked to the front assembly and start equalize pressure. "Salyut-7" was designed based on the "Salyut-6", and had with him a similar design scheme is given below:
The diagram shows the docking of "Soyuz" (left) with "Salyut-6". The ship is connected with the transfer compartment (G), which hatches are in section H on "Union" and Section C on the station. Since the 6-generation "Salute", Section D has been modernized: it was not only the mechanical department, and the docking station. "Soyuz" are able to dock with the two nodes, whereas the ships "Progress" can only be joined with the rear. i>
To get to the main branch of the station, which is called the "working bay", the crew had to be overcome, in total, 3 of the hatch. First, they had to open the hatch of the ship and, through a small hole in the hatch stations equalize pressure between the ship and the transfer compartment station. By doing this and by checking the transition compartment, they could start with the hatch separating the transition and working compartments of the station.
Land: «Open the hatch of the ship».
B. Savinykh: «Luke ripped».
The Earth: «Was it difficult? What temperature is the hatch? »
B. Janibekov: «Luke sweaty. Another do not see anything here ».
The Earth: «accepted. Carefully loosen the plug 1-2 turns and quickly go to the home slot. Prepare all of the closure of the hatch of the ship. Volodya (Dzhanibekov), you open one turn and hear hissing or sizzling ».
B. Janibekov: «I Stronul. A little hisses. But not so rapidly ».
The Earth: «Well, a little bit more Turn your».
B. Janibekov: «Well, he turned away. Hissed. Aligned division ».
The Earth: «Close hatch».
B. Savinykh: «Luke closed».
The Earth: «Let us look for another three minutes, and then we'll move on».
B. Janibekov: «Pressure unchanged ... begins to level off. It's too slow ».
The Earth: «What! We have yet to fly and fly. So hurry ».
B. Janibekov: «The pressure of 700 mm. Drop formed in the 20-25 mm. Now we open the hatch. Opened ».
The Earth: «Stir plug».
B. Janibekov: «Today».
The Earth: «Burrs cork? Jam stir. Maybe she will still be poison, and thus align ».
B. Janibekov: «faster, yes?»
The Earth: «of course».
B. Janibekov: «The question we decide quickly. That familiar smell of home ... So, I open a little hole. Here now a little brighter things went ».
The Earth: «Burrs?»
B. Janibekov: «Yes. Pressure 714 mm ».
The Earth: «progress Leakage?»
B. Janibekov: «progress».
The Earth: «If you're ready for the opening of the hatch station can begin».
B. Janibekov: «Ready. I open the hatch. Op and opened ».
The Earth: «What do you see?»
B. Janibekov: «No. I mean - the lock opened. Seychac trying to open the hatch. Go ».
The Earth: «first impression? The temperature of what? »
B. Janibekov: «kolotun, brothers!»
blockquote> At this time the astronauts began to realize the seriousness of the situation. The electrical system has lost power stations, causing the system temperature control is disabled. This means not only the freezing vital resources such as water, but also that all station system were exposed to temperatures at which they operate by definition could not.
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