Soyuz TM-24

Soyuz TM-24

Soyuz TM-24
Soyuz TM-24 docked with Mir as seen from the Space Shuttle Atlantis during STS-79.
Operator Rosaviakosmos
Mission duration 196 days, 17 hours, 26 minutes, 13 seconds
Orbits completed ~3,160
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TM
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Launch mass 7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)
Crew size 3
Members Valery Korzun
Aleksandr Kaleri
Launching Claudie André-Deshays
Landing Reinhold Ewald
Callsign Фрега́т (Fregat - Frigate)
Start of mission
Launch date 17 August 1996, 13:18:03 (1996-08-17T13:18:03Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
End of mission
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Landing site
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 235.1 kilometres (146.1 mi)
Apogee 287.4 kilometres (178.6 mi)
Inclination 51.56 degrees
Docking with Mir

Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
← Soyuz TM-23 Soyuz TM-25

Soyuz TM-24 was the 27th expedition to Mir. Soyuz TM-24 carried a crew of three. The crew consisted of Cosmonauts Valery Korzun and Aleksandr Kaleri, and the first French woman in space, Claudie André-Deshays. They joined American astronaut Shannon Lucid and Mir 21 crewmates Yuri Onufriyenko and Yuri Usachev. André-Deshays carried out biological and medical experiments on Mir for 16 days before returning to Earth with Onufriyenko and Usachev.


Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander  Valery Korzun
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer  Aleksandr Kaleri
Second spaceflight
Research Cosmonaut  Claudie André-Deshays
First spaceflight
 Reinhold Ewald
First spaceflight