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Datebook: June 6 – Soyuz 11 launches 40 years ago

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Soyuz 11 launched on June 6, 1971. The Russian spacecraft was the first successful visit to the world’s first space station, Salyut 1. The mission ended in disaster when the crew capsule depressurized during preparations for re-entry, killing the three-man crew. This accident resulted in the only human deaths to occur in space (as opposed to high atmosphere). The crew members aboard Soyuz 11 were Vladislav Volkov, Georgi Dobrovolski and Viktor Patsayev.

Here’s Datebook for Monday, June 6

Tonight there’s a benefit for Need Line serving Murray and Calloway County at Murray State’s Lovett Auditorium. It’s an evening of laughter and testimony with Vocal Impressionist Michael Kelley whose impersonations range from Ray Charles and Clint Eastwood to Kermit the Frog and Ronald Reagan. Tickets are $10.00. Doors open at 6. The program starts at 7.

Murray native Leigh Anne Florence, author of the “Woody Book” series, signs books at University Book and Bean on Chestnut in Murray tomorrow at 1 p.m.

The Easter Seals “Artist Within” exhibit is on display tomorrow through June 28th. at Etcetera Coffee House — 360 North 6th Street in Paducah. There’s a reception celebrating the artists Thursday from 3 to 5.

Friday there’s a free concert featuring the Josh Williams Band on the Benton Courthouse Square, starting at 7. Bring a lawn chair and non-perishable food for the Benton “Caring Need Line Pantry.” Former WKMS Front Porch Host Grady Kirkpatrick emcees.

Use wkms.org to communicate your events. Enjoy your week!

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