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Shuttle-Mir Mission Update
News story originally written on January 27, 1998

The shuttle Endeavour was launched on January 22, 1998. After three travel days, the shuttle docked with the space station Mir.

During the docking, astronaut Andy Thomas traded places with David Wolf. Right now, the crews are working on bringing hardware, science equipment and water from the Endeavour onto Mir. As of this morning, 60% of the transfer work was done.

Here's a bit of trivia for you - while the two spacecraft are docked, they have a combined weight of more than half a million pounds!

Endeavour and Mir will be docked until around 11 a.m. CST Thursday.

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