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35 Years Ago: Launch of Mir Space Station’s First Module


35 Years Ago: Launch of Mir Space Station’s First Module On Feb. 19, 1986, the Soviet Union launched the first module of the Mir space station. Called the Mir base block or core module, this first element provided living accommodations, life support, command and control, and communications systems. During its 15-year lifetime, the Soviets added five research modules, including two partially outfitted with science equipment provided by the United States, to expand its capabilities and habitable volume.   More



(Source: NASA - Feb 23)

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