Missions to Mir in 1999


 

Summary of Mir missions in 1999:

Launch
Landing*
Spacecraft
Crew**
Feb. 20
Aug. 28
Soyuz TM-29
Viktor Afanasiev, Jean-Pierre Haignere, Ivan Bella (Slovakia) (ret. Soyuz TM-28)
April 2
July 17
Progress M-41
unmanned
July 16
2000 Feb. 2
Progress M-42
unmanned

*Deorbit date for Progress vehicles and Mir modules

**Members of long-term (EO) expeditions are shown in bold

(Sources: 161, 52)


 

In August 1999, RKK Energia had to suspend crew operations aboard Mir for the first time in a decade, due to lack of government funding. At the time, the company's efforts to raise private funds to continue the mission have failed.


liftoff

Soyuz TM-29 lifts off on Feb. 20, 1999. Credit: ESA