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Soyuz TM-26

Soyuz-U

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Anatoly Solovyev

Anatoly Solovyev

  • Birthday: 01/16/1948
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: Russian
  • First Flight: 06/07/1988
  • Last Flight: 08/05/1997

Anatoly Yakovlevich Solovyev (Russian: Анатолий Яковлевич Соловьёв; born January 16, 1948 – alternate spelling “Solovyov”) is a retired Russian and Soviet cosmonaut and pilot. Solovyev holds the world record on the number of spacewalks performed (16), and accumulated time spent spacewalking (over 82 hours).

Pavel Vinogradov

Pavel Vinogradov

  • Birthday: 08/31/1953
  • Role: Flight Engineer
  • Nationality: Russian
  • First Flight: 08/05/1997
  • Last Flight: 03/28/2013

Pavel Vladimirovich Vinogradov (Russian: Павел Владимирович Виноградов; born August 31, 1953 in Magadan, USSR) is a cosmonaut and former commander of the International Space Station. As of May 2013, he has flown into space three times, aboard Mir and the International Space Station, and is one of the top 10 astronauts in terms of total time in space. Vinogradov has also conducted seven spacewalks in his cosmonaut career, and holds the record for the oldest person to perform a spacewalk.

Mission


Soyuz TM-26

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Soyuz TM-26 was the 32nd mission and the 24rd long-duration expedition to Mir space station. It was also a part of the US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program.
The mission began on August 5, 1997, 15:35:54 UTC, launching Commander Anatoly Solovyev and Flight Engineer Pavel Vinogradov into orbit. They docked with Mir two days later. During their stay there, cosmonauts performed several EVAs and various scientific experiments in medicine, biotechnology, Earth sciences etc. Station crew was visited by several Progress resupply spacecrafts, STS-86 and STS-89, and welcomed aboard Soyuz TM-27 with the next expedition crew.
The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on February 19, 1998, 09:10:30 UTC.

Soyuz TM-26

Location


1/5

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

1/5 has witnessed the launch of 487 rockets, including 487 orbital launch attempts, while Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan, has been the site for 1546 rocket launches.

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Rocket


Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) Soyuz U

Soyuz U

Agency


Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
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