Shuttle docked to Mir

Shuttle docked to Mir

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This image is part of the feature Shuttle-Mir Rendezvous

Credit: JOHN FRASSANITO, NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Shuttle/Mir docking. Artwork of the Space Shuttle Atlantis docked with the Russian Mir Space Station during Shuttle Mission STS-71. In the background is Lake Baikal, Russia. Atlantis is docked to Mir via the Kristall module. Above Atlantis' cockpit is the Kvant 2 module, to the right is the Priorda module. Above centre is the main block of Mir. At the top of the assembly is the Soyuz-TM craft (black) used to ferry Russian crews to the station. This is joined to the main block via the Kvant 1 module. STS-71 flew from 27th June to 7th July 1995, and was the first Shuttle/Mir docking mission.

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Keywords: 1995, atlantis, earth, flight, manned, mir, orbit, orbiting, russian, soviet, space shuttle, space station, spaceflight, sts-71, vertical

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