A Soyuz U booster was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 29 January carrying the three-man Soyuz TM27 to dock at the Russian Mir space station. The TM27 crew, Talgat Musabayev and Nikolai Budarin will inhabit the Mir until August. French mission specialist Leopold Eyharts, who was also on the flight, will return to Earth with the TM26 crew.

Source: Flight International