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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Russia’s Space Station

Russia’s Space Station, Mir, braved the chaos of space for over a decade until its demise. Here are 9 things you should know about its illustrious program.

The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft, carrying Expedition 18 Commander Michael Fincke, Flight Engineer Yury V. Lonchakov and American Spaceflight Participant Richard Garriott, launches, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.  The three crew members are scheduled to dock with the International Space Station on Oct. 14. Fincke and Lonchakov will spend six months on the station, while Garriott will return to Earth Oct. 24, 2008 with two of the Expedition 17 crewmembers currently on the International Space Station.  Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Russian Soyuz Rocket Returns to Flight

Five weeks after a botched launch to deliver a space station cargo mission, Russia’s workhorse Soyuz booster returned to flight Friday. Source: Russian Soyuz rocket returns

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