Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; landing
128 km east of Dzheskasgan.
The former prime crew (Gennadi
) was exchanged five days before launch due of
medical problems by Gennadi
Following a two day solo flight Soyuz TM-24
docked with the MIR space station on August 19, 1996. Valeri
22nd resident crew
(first together with Shannon
, later John
The French mission CASSIOPÈE
carried out physiological and neurological experiments. Some of these
experiments were recorded for school lessons.
experiments of the crew were performed in biology, medicine, Earth observation
and space technology. Protein Crystal Growth experiments in several apparatus
were also part of the research work.
The resident crew was visited by
were performed on December 02, 1996 (5h 57m) and
December 09, 1996 (6h 36m) for external cable installation of the