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Soyuz TM-14
Mission insignia
Mission statistics
Mission name Soyuz TM-14
Spacecraft mass 7150 kg
Crew size 3
Call sign Ви́тязь (Vityaz' - Knight)
Launch date March 17, 1992
10:54:30 UTC
Gagarin's Start
Landing August 10, 1992
01:05:02 UTC
136 km SE of Dzhezkazgan
Mission duration 145 days 14 hours 10 minutes 32 seconds
Number of orbits ~2,280
Apogee 394 km
Perigee 373 km
Orbital period 92.2 minutes
Orbital inclination 51.6°
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Mission highlights

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 turn over. It came to rest upside down, trapping its occupants inside until it could be righted.



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