|Mission duration||207 days, 12 hours, 51 minutes, 2 seconds|
|Launch mass||7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||January 29, 1998, 16:33:42UTC|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||August 25, 1998, 05:24:44UTC|
|Perigee altitude||382 kilometres (237 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||390 kilometres (240 mi)|
|Docking with Mir|
Soyuz TM-27 was a Russian spaceflight that ferried cosmonauts and supplies to the Russian space station Mir. It was the 33rd expedition to Mir. It was launched by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome on January 29, 1998. The main mission was to exchange one crew member, carry out French mission PEGASE, and conduct routine science experiments.
TM-27 docked with Mir. The crew repaired the Spektr solar panel and installed a new VDU station orientation system.
|Position||Launching crew||Landing crew|
|Commander|| Talgat Musabayev|
|Flight Engineer|| Nikolai Budarin|
|Research Cosmonaut|| Léopold Eyharts
| Yuri Baturin|
Both cosmonauts and astronaut Andy Thomas (arrived on STS-89) became the 25th resident crew. Eyharts landed on 19.02.1998 with Soyuz TM-26-spacecraft. Included astronaut from France.