Soyuz TM-12 Soyuz TM-12 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 18 May 1991 12:50 UTC. It transported one member of the Expedition 9 crew, one Russian, and one British astronaut to Mir. The Expedition 9 crew consisted of Anatoly Artsebarsky. The Russian was EO-10 member Sergei Krikalyov. The British astronaut was Helen Sharman.