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.