"Svetlana Savitskaya in Outer Space" by Vladimir Dzhanibekov, taken on 25 July 1984 during the Soyuz-12 flight. Honourable mention in the Arts and Sciences category, 1984.
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This photo, taken during the Soyuz T-12 mission to Salyut 7, depicts the first spacewalk ever made by a woman. Savitskaya was joined by Commander Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Research Cosmonaut Igor Volk, who was aboard in order to gain flight experience—Volk was to be the commander of the first manned Buran flight, and flight doctrine maintained that every flight had to have at least one spaceflight veteran.