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Mir chronology

 

Missions to Mir 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 manned operations onboard Mir, for the first time in a decade, due to a lack of government funds. At the time, the company's efforts to raise private funds to continue the mission have failed.


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