Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; landing
with Soyuz TM-2
spacecraft 80 km
northeast of Arkalyk.
Following a two day solo flight Soyuz TM-3 docked
with the MIR space station on July 24, 1987. The spacecraft automatically
docked to the Kvant1 port, but they had to use a lever to break the hatch's
s replacement aboard MIR, becoming Yuri
's new partner. The visiting expedition observed
Syria (Euphrat experiment) and conducted materials processing experiments, but
also biological experiments.
Syrian guest cosmonaut Muhammed
and Soviet cosmonaut Aleksandr
returned to Earth in
, who was diagnosed by ground based doctors as having
minor heart problems.