A view of the destruction of the Soviet/Russian space station Mir as she reentered the Earth's atmosphere and broke up over Fiji on 23 March
Prompted by a toxic mix of political and financial problems between Russia and its partners in the International Space Station, ISS, Kremlin officials recently dusted off old plans to build an all-Russian space station after the retirement of the multinational outpost in the Earth orbit.
distancetomars: A view of the Space Shuttle Atlantis departing the Mir Russian Space Station. This image was taken during the mission by cosmonauts aboard their Soyuz TM transport vehicle. The scene is backdropped by the Earth’s limb.
NASA is tracking hundreds of particles of debris from the collision between a Russian and US satellite in space. Some space hardware has fallen to earth in the past.
9 February 1986: The core module of #Mir was launched, starting construction of the Russian space station. This photo of the core module was taken by visiting cosmonauts on board Soyuz T-15 in March 1986.
Soviet/Russian space station Mir, after completion in The date shown for each module is its year of launch. Docked to the station are a Soyuz TM manned spacecraft and an unmanned Progress resupply ferry.