30 years ago on April 19, 1982 the Salyut-7 Soviet orbital space station was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. It was operated actively till 1986. The crews of 6 main expeditions performed their missions aboard the Salyut-7.
The station orbited till 1991. It deorbited and burnt down in atmosphere on February 7, 1991.
The Salyut-7 flown cover.