Bookmark and Share Tell a Friend

Set CosmosFrontier.com as your homepage!

Our Store
Ressources
Support us
Advertisement
Featured Links


Home > Space Exploration > Chronology > Mir




1986 - 2001
Mir Space Station




Space shuttle Atlantis Docked to Mir
Credit: image by NASA, source: http://www.nasa.gov


Mir (which can mean both Peace and World in Russian) was a Soviet (and later Russian) orbital station. Mir was humanity's first consistently inhabited long-term research station in space, and the first 'third generation' type space station, constructed over a number of years with a modular design.

Mir currently holds the record for longest continuous human presence in space at eight days short of 10 years, and, through a number of collaborations, was made internationally accessible to cosmonauts and astronauts of many different countries. The most notable of these, the Shuttle-Mir Program, saw American Space Shuttles visiting the station eleven times, bringing supplies and providing crew rotation. Mir was assembled in orbit by successively connecting several modules, each launched separately from 1986 to 1996.




Mir space station in Earth orbit
Credit: image by NASA, source: http://www.nasa.gov


The station existed until 23 March 2001, at which point it was deliberately de-orbited, breaking apart during atmospheric re-entry over the South Pacific Ocean.




Mir burning up in the atmosphere during reentry
Credit: image by NASA, source: http://www.nasa.gov


Shortened article from http://wikipedia.org . Published under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2



Have an opinion? Voice it on our Forum.






Picture of the day
Featured
Current Lunar Phase
Position of the ISS
Live Sunspot Watch
Featured Product
Advertisement
   
   


Your Ad Here



About Us | Link To Us | Advertise With Us | Contribute | Downloads | Our Store | Copyright Notice | Contact Us | FAQ | Site Map | Search

Green Web Hosting! This site hosted by DreamHost.

Copyright © 2007-2009 CosmosFrontier. All rights reserved.

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape
Creative Commons License

Except where otherwise expressly stated, all content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. Some works available on CosmosFrontier.com were made by third-party and have no afiliation whatsoever with CosmosFrontier.com, unless specified on this website.
All trademarks and copyrighted material are the property of their respective owners.