LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sat Aug 17 1996
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Soyuz TM-24

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

August 17, 1996 at 9:18 AM EDT

(August 17, 1996 at 1:18 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

August 17, 1996 at 9:18 AM EDT

(August 17, 1996 at 1:18 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

August 17, 1996 at 9:18 AM EDT

(August 17, 1996 at 1:18 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Human Exploration
    • Soyuz TM-24 was the 27th mission and the 22nd long-duration expedition to Mir space station. It was also a part of the US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program. The mission began on 17 August 1996, 13:18:03 UTC, launching Commander Valery Korzun, Flight Engineer Aleksandr Kaleri and Research Cosmonaut Claudie André-Deshays into orbit. They docked with Mir two days later. During their stay there, cosmonauts performed several EVAs and various scientific experiments. Station crew was visited by several Progress resupply spacecrafts, STS-79 and STS-81, and welcomed aboard Soyuz TM-25 with the next expedition crew. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on March 2, 1997, 06:44:16 UTC.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

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