Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; landing
69 km northeast of Arkalyk.
Following a two day solo flight Soyuz TM-10
docked with the MIR space station on August 03, 1990. The cosmonauts became the
seventh resident crew of
space station. Scientific work (astrophysical, geophysical, Earth
observation, space materials science, biological and biotechnological research
and experiments) was performed in the Soyuz TM-10-Kvant-MIR-Kvant2-Kristall
complex. But they also had to do maintenance and repairing work. Supplies
arrived at the spacestation with the cargo space ships Progress M-4 and M-5.
Progress M-5 arrived at the station on September 29, 1990. It carried
television equipment for the upcoming joint Soviet-Japanese mission. It was
also the first Progress-M equipped with a Raduga return capsule.
in this mission was performed on October 29, 1990
(3h 45m). Gennadi
removed thermal insulation. They found that the
hatch was beyond their ability to repair. They attached a device to the hatch
to allow it to close properly.
When the crew returned to Earth, Japanese
(launched with Soyuz TM-11
spacecraft) was onboard.