Mir

Mir

Government

Height 27.50 Metres

Width 31.00 Metres

Mass 129.70 Tonnes

Volume 350.00 m3

Orbit Low Earth Orbit

Founded 1986-02-20

Mission Description

Mir was a space station that operated in low Earth orbit from 1986 to 2001, operated by the Soviet Union and later by Russia. Mir was the first modular space station and was assembled in orbit from 1986 to 1996. The station served as a microgravity research laboratory in which crews conducted experiments in biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology and spacecraft systems with a goal of developing technologies required for permanent occupation of space.
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