- Soyuz TM-14
Klaus-Dietrich Flade(1) - Germany
Michel Tognini(1) - France
*Mass: 7150 kg
*Perigee: 373 km
*Apogee: 394 km
*Period: 92.2 minutes
14th expedition to
Mir. Included astronaut from Germany.
The First Russian Soyuz mission after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Klaus Dietrich Flade became the second German to visit a space station when he reached Mir with the Vityaz crew. The first was Sigmund Jahn of
East Germany, who visited Salyut 6 in 1978. Flade conducted 14 German experiments as part of Germany’s preparation for participation in the Freedom and Columbus space station projects.
Suffered a landing system malfunction, causing its descent module to turnover. It came to rest upside down, trapping its occupants inside until it couldbe righted.
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