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Twenty years after deorbit, Mir’s legacy lives on in today’s space projects

Twenty years after deorbit, Mir’s legacy lives on in today’s space projects

Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 03/23/2021

At 05:59 UTC on 23 March 2001 Russia’s Mir space station burned up as it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere, concluding its storied fifteen-year mission. Twenty years on, the successes and lessons learned aboard Mir live on in its successor, the International Space Station, and in the proposed next-generation space stations being developed by national agencies, international partnerships and commercial organizations around the world.

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