This week's picture from a series of unique pictures from the Flight International spaceflight archive, which goes back to the very beginning of the space age, is below.

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Can you identify the mission pictured above and can you tell us its significance.

Tell us your thoughts and send us your own amusing caption by emailing Rob Coppinger, Flight International's space reporter.  Answers and winning caption will be published next week.

Last week's image

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©Albert Pushkaryov / TASS

Rumours of cost cuts abound, as cosmonauts try levitating their way into orbit

Thanks to Neville Kidger of the UK for his suggestion and for correctly guessing the identifty of the cosmonauts (see below)


This picture above, taken in March 1984, shows the preparations for the joint Soviet-Indian space flight aboard the Soyuz T-10 spacecraft. Indian cosmonauts visited the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazahkstan for training. The training was not a one-way process, with Indian teams teaching their Soviet counterparts relaxation techniques including meditation. 

Left-to-right: Pilot-Cosomnaut Anatoly Berezovoi, Pilot-Cosmonaut Georgi Grechko and Indian cosmonaut Ravish Malhotra. 

Source: Flight International