Mir Space Station
By Grace Tanner
Heaviest spacecraft ever
First ever space station
Was the largest artificial satellite until the international space station
was occupied for twelve of it’s fifteen years
traveled about 15.7 orbits per day (17,200 miles per hour)
- the cost was estimated to be about $4.2 billion over the time it was used
It was first owned by the Soviet Union, and then Russia.
was a place for research about space
was visited by astronauts from 12 different countries
- Most of the people going into space and living in the space station where russians but because other countries collaborated, North Americans, Japanese, and some European astronauts were allowed to use it.