Mir Space Station

Some articles on mir, mir space station, space station, station, space:

Salyut Programme - History of Salyut Space Stations - Salyut's Heritage – Modular Space Stations - Mir Core Module (DOS-7)
... developed during Salyut 7, becoming the Mir Core Module of the Mir space station – the first modular space station, with crewed operations from 1986 to 2000 ... The station featured among others upgraded computers and solar arrays and accommodations for two cosmonauts each having their own cabin ... A total of six docking ports were available on the Mir Core Module, which were used for space station modules and visiting spacecraft – the docking sphere design had been upgraded from ...
Mir Corp - Background
... The company was formed as an idea by telecommunications and space investor Walt Anderson and space advocate Rick Tumlinson ... Russia lacked the funds to upgrade and save the space station, and had concluded it had no choice but to deorbit the station ... Several ideas were floated, including one to hand over the Mir to the United Nations ...

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