This picture shows MIR's anticipated arrival zone. MIR did splash down within this predicted zone.
Courtesy of the Russian Space Agency
Space Stations Galore
News story originally written on March 29, 2001
This is a special week for space stations! The MIR space station fell from orbit on March 23, 2001. It fell into the the Earth's atmosphere
, breaking apart and burning up. So, the 15-year-old space station is gone.
Luckily, there is another space station still in orbit around Earth. Work on this space station is just getting started. Right now the 2nd crew is onboard the International Space Station (ISS). This crew and more crews in the future will do lots of science experiments on the ISS!
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