The Apollo missions had video cameras and transmitted live images to Earth. But what about the other direction -- astronauts seeing live images of people on Earth?

Question: When did an astronaut in space first see someone live on a TV or video screen or a computer monitor?

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According to https://www.kik-sssr.ru/Duplex_Fobos.htm

Двухсторонняя телевизионная связь впервые была установлена с бортом ОПС "Салют-6". Космонавты Ляхов и Рюмин (3-я основная экспедиция, 8-я стыковка пилотируемых КК); прибывшие на "Союзе-32" (старт 25 февраля 1979 года), смонтировали ТВ-аппаратуру, присланную на "Прогрессе-5" (запущен 12-го и пристыкован 14 марта 1979 г.) и 24 марта 1979 года стали первыми телезрителями в космосе.


Two-way television communication was first established with the Salyut-6 orbital station. Cosmonauts Lyakhov and Ryumin (3rd main expedition, 8th docking of manned spacecraft); those who arrived on Soyuz-32 (start on February 25, 1979), mounted TV equipment sent on Progress-5 (launched on 12th and docked on March 14, 1979) and on March 24, 1979 became the first television viewers in space .


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