Viktor Afanasyev told about his meeting with the UFO, it happened shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, when Afanasyev was able to tell his story. In April 1979, he ascended into space to dock with the Soviet space station Salyut-6. But something strange happened during the flight. He saw an unidentified object, which turned towards his ship and began to follow him through space.
“He followed us for half of our orbit. We observed him on the bright side, and when he crossed over to the shadow side, he completely disappeared. It was an engineering structure made of some kind of metal, about 40 meters long with inner hulls. The object was narrow in one place and wider in another, and had small windows. In some places there were protrusions that looked like small wings. The object was very close to us. We photographed it and our pictures showed that it was on distance from 23 to 28 meters ".
In addition, Afanasyev said that they photographed the object and constantly reported to the Mission Control Center about its size, shape and position. When the astronaut returned to Earth, he was interrogated and ordered to never tell anyone about it. His photographs were confiscated. These photographs and his voice transmissions from space have never been published.