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Soyuz-TM 29



Soyuz TM-29 was a Russian manned spacecraft launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz 11A511U rocket. It docked with Mir on Febuary 22 at 05:36 GMT with Cosmonauts Afanasyev, Haignere, and Bella aboard. Since two crew seats had been sold (to Slovakia and France), Afanasyev was the only Russian cosmonaut aboard. This meant that Russian engineer Avdeyev (already aboard Mir) would have to accept a double-length assignment. After the February 27th departure of EO-26 crew commander Padalka and Slovak cosmonaut Bella aboard Soyuz TM-28, the new EO-27 Mir crew consisted of Afanasyev as Commander, Avdeyev as Engineer and French cosmonaut Haignere.

Alternate Names

  • 25632
  • SoyuzTM-29

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1999-02-20
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Russian Space Agency (Russia)


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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