LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Mon Oct 03 1994
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Soyuz TM-20

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

October 3, 1994 at 6:42 PM EDT

(October 3, 1994 at 10:42 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

October 3, 1994 at 6:42 PM EDT

(October 3, 1994 at 10:42 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

October 3, 1994 at 6:42 PM EDT

(October 3, 1994 at 10:42 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Human Exploration
    • Soyuz TM-20 was the 20th mission and the 17th long-duration expedition to Mir space station. The mission began on October 3, 1994, 22:42:30 UTC, launching Commander Alexander Viktorenko, Flight Engineer Yelena Kondakova and Research Cosmonaut Ulf Merbold into orbit. They docked with Mir two days later. During their stay there, cosmonauts performed two EVAs, carried out various scientific experiments. Station crew was visited by several Progress resupply spacecrafts, and welcomed aboard the Soyuz TM-21 crew. During this mission the first rendezvous maneuver of the Space Shuttle STS-63 with the Mir space station was performed. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on March 22, 1995, 04:04:05 UTC.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

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