Mir Space Station

By:Peyton Behm

Orbit Facts

~The Mir space station was operated in low earth orbit from 1986 to 2001 by the soviet union and later on was operated by the Russians

~It was in orbit for 15 years and that was at least 3 times longer than it was expected

~While in orbit it suffered dangerous fires, a nearly catastrophic collision, and darkened periods of out of control tumbling

~The space station itself orbited earth more than 86,000 times in its lifetime

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The sections and crew facts

~They had to send up three sections of the mir space station to get it up there and they had many problems getting all the sections together but in 1996 it finally completed it

~In mir's core is where the crew lives and docking ports which are used for resupply vehicles

~It is only able to hold 3 people but at sometimes it had six people living on it

~It was in orbit for about 15 years which was at least 3 times longer than it was expected

~According to NASA there are 52 computers just for the US segment and 100 data networks transferring 400,000 signals

Interesting facts

~During its lifespan, Mir was the largest object in the solar system and weight about 100 and was the length of about 6 school buses

~But with some visiting shuttles on the space station it at one time weighed about 250 tons

~Mir is the longest lasting, most elaborate space station to date

~It took about 136 space flights on seven different types of launch vehicles to build it

~So far 211 people from 15 countries have visited it before

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Some more Interesting facts

~orbit height:223 miles

~speed on orbit:4.778 miles

~max speed 17,212 mph

~For the Russians "mir" meant feeling and history

~ It was in space for a long time but when It finally landed in the South Pacific Ocean it was amazing, It was about 2,897 kilometers from New Zealand and it was a beating to land

Facts about Mir and flight

~It has 8 miles of wire just to connect the electrical power system

~It has a surface area about the size of a US football field

~It flies so fast that it could take the ship about a day to go to the moon and back

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Bibliography

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~"Working Inside the Box on the ISS (International Space Station)." Working Inside the Box on the ISS (International Space Station). N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2015

More links

~ "Expedition 32 Updates 2." - Spaceflight101. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2015

~"10 Facts about the International Space Station and Life in Orbit | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network." Scientific American Global RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2015

~"15 Awesome Facts about the International Space Station." Sploid. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2015.

~"Untitled." Untitled. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2015