|Mission duration||145 days, 14 hours, 10 minutes, 32 seconds|
|Launch mass||7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)|
|Callsign||Ви́тязь (Vityaz' - Knight)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||March 17, 1992, 10:54:30UTC|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter. UTC|
|Landing site||136 kilometres (85 mi) SE of Dzhezkazgan|
|Perigee||373 kilometres (232 mi)|
|Apogee||394 kilometres (245 mi)|
|Docking with Mir|
Soyuz TM-14 was the 14th expedition to the Mir space station. It included an astronaut from Germany, and was the first Russian Soyuz mission after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
|Position||Launching crew||Landing crew|
Klaus Dietrich Flade became the second German to visit a space station when he reached Mir with the Vityaz crew. The first was Sigmund Jahn of East Germany, who visited Salyut 6 in 1978. Flade conducted 14 German experiments as part of Germany’s preparation for participation in the Freedom and Columbus space station projects.
Suffered a landing system malfunction, causing its descent module to turn over. It came to rest upside down, trapping its occupants inside until it could be righted.
- The full mission report is available here: http://www.spacefacts.de/mission/english/soyuz-TM-14.htm