Soyuz TM-29 was the 38th mission and the 27th long-duration expedition to Mir space station.
The mission began on February 20, 1999, 04:18:01 UTC, launching Commander Viktor Afanasyev, Flight Engineer Jean-Pierre HaignerÃ© and Research Cosmonaut/Fight Engineer Ivan Bella, who became the first Slovakian cosmonaut, into orbit. They docked with Mir two days later. During their stay there, cosmonauts performed several EVAs and various scientific experiments. Station crew was visited by several Progress resupply spacecrafts.
The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on August 28, 1999, 00:34:20 UTC.