Mir Space Station

By: Maximus McCready


The Mir space station is NASA's first successful rotating space station. Its also a Russian space station. Its a symbol of Russia.The Mir space station became a legend in its own time reflecting Russia’s past space glories and her future as a leader in space.The Russian Space Station Mir endured 15 years in orbit, three times its planned lifetime. It outlasted the Soviet Union, that launched it into space. It hosted scores of crew members and international visitors. It raised the first crop of wheat to be grown from seed to seed in outer space. It was the scene of joyous reunions, feats of courage, moments of panic, and months of grim determination. It suffered dangerous fires, a nearly catastrophic collision, and darkened periods of out-of-control tumbling.

Where it was created!

Mir was a space station that operated for more than 15 years in low Earth orbit. The design was conceived under the Soviet Union, and the station continued work under Russia after the union fell apart in the early 1990s.

Here are some pictures!

Down below explains Mir space station!

What is Mir?

Mir is the longest lasting, most elaborate space station to date. At Mir's core is a module where the astronauts live and six docking ports which are used for re-supply vehicles and to lock on the specialized modules that are used for various technical work. Mir is under the responsibility of the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Rosaviakosmos) and is operated by RSC Energia. Although it is a Russian space station it has also been open for international use.

This is the plane taking the shuttle!