Mir EO-7


Mir EO-7
Mission typeMir expedition
Mission duration130 d, 20 h, 35 m (launch to landing)
Orbits completed2,070
Space StationMir
Began1 August 1990 (1990-08)
Ended10 December 1990 (1990-12-11)
Arrived aboardSoyuz TM-10
Departed aboardSoyuz TM-10
Crew sizeTwo
MembersGennadi Manakov
Gennadi Strekalov
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Mir EO-7 was the seventh long duration expedition to the space station Mir. The two crew members were Gennadi Manakov (Commander) and Gennadi Strekalov (Flight Engineer).


Mir EO-7 Name Spaceflight Launch Landing Duration
Commander Soviet Union Gennadi Manakov Second 1 August 1990
Soyuz TM-10
10 December 1990
Soyuz TM-10
130 days
Flight Engineer Soviet Union Gennadi Strekalov First

The backup crew for this expedition were Viktor Afanasyev (Commander) and Musa Manarov (Flight Engineer).


Crew Arrival

The two crew members arrived at Mir via Soyuz TM-10, which launched on 3 August 1990. The Soyuz spacecraft docked on to the Kvant2 Complex.

Mission Highlights

While on board, the crew conducted an extensive programme of geophysical and astrophysical research, experiments on biology and biotechnology and work on space materials science. They also performed extensive maintenance and repair work on the damaged hatch of the Kvant-2-module. This repair was only partially successful.[1]

Expedition Conclusion

The crew left on Soyuz TM-10 on 7 December 1990. The expedition in total lasted 130 days, 20 hours and 35 minutes. The crew completed 2070 orbits of the Earth.

See also


  1. ^ "MIR: Expedition 7". Spacefacts.de. Retrieved 19 May 2014.

External links

  • Space Facts