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This image shows MIR's position as of 12:03 p.m. EST on March 19, 2001. MIR was above Canada at an altitude of 227 kilometers.
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Round and Round Mir Goes...
News story originally written on March 19, 2001

Where it falls nobody knows? Well, nobody knows the exact location! The Russian space station MIR has been in space for over 15 years. But, it is going to fall into the Earth's atmosphere on March 22, 2001.

It's awfully hard to control where man-made satellites fall into the Earth's atmosphere, but Russia sure is trying. They are trying to get MIR to fall over the Pacific Ocean. That way, if there were any parts that don't burn up, they will just fall into the ocean and not over land where the pieces could hurt someone!

Last modified March 19, 2001 by Jennifer Bergman.

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