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Soyuz-TM 24



Soyuz TM-24 carried a crew of three to the Mir space station. The crew consisted of Cosmonauts Valery Korzun and Alexander Kalery, and the first French woman in space, Claudie Andre-Deshays. They joined American astronaut Shannon Lucid and Mir 21 crewmates Yuri Onufriyenko and Yuri Usachev. Andre-Deshays carried out biological and medical experiments on Mir for 16 days before returning to Earth with Onufriyenko and Usachev.

Alternate Names

  • 24280
  • SoyuzTM-24

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1996-08-18
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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