|Mission duration||188 days, 20 hours, 16 minutes, 19 seconds|
|Launch mass||7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||February 20, 1999, 04:18:01UTC|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter. UTC|
|Landing site||70 kilometres (43 mi) NE of Arkalyk|
|Perigee||188 kilometres (117 mi)|
|Apogee||273 kilometres (170 mi)|
|Docking with Mir|
Soyuz TM-29 was a Russian manned spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz 11A511U rocket. It docked with Mir on February 22 at 05:36 GMT with Cosmonauts Viktor Afanasyev of Russia, Jean-Pierre Haigneré of France, and Ivan Bella of Slovakia aboard. Since two crew seats had been sold (to Slovakia and France), Afanasyev was the only Russian cosmonaut aboard. This meant that Russian engineer Avdeyev already aboard Mir would have to accept a double-length assignment. After the February 27 departure of EO-26 crew commander Padalka and cosmonaut Bella aboard Soyuz TM-28, the new EO-27 Mir crew consisted of Afanasyev as Commander, Avdeyev as Engineer and French cosmonaut Haigneré.
|Position||Launching crew||Landing crew|
|Research Cosmonaut/Flight Engineer||
38th expedition to Mir.