The Story of Space Station Mir

David M Harland

The Story of Space Station MirBorn in the Cold War, Mir's ultimate triumph is that it taught the two superpower rivals, the USSR and the USA, to cooperate in space. Mir showed how humans could live and work in space, how to overcome unforeseen problems, and survive potentially fatal situations. The wealth of experience provided by the Mir program provides the means to keep the International Space Station operational, crewed and supplied.

In The Story of Space Station Mir David Harland charts the development, operations and achievements of a remarkable space station, mankind's first true long-term home in space:

"The Earth is the cradle; but you cannot live in the cradle forever."
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian rocket pioneer

"The dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow."
Robert Goddard, American rocket pioneer

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Extent: 456 pages
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: October 2004
ISBN: 978-0-387-23011-5

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