Latest Russian space station Mir Stories
Wherever humans go, microorganisms follow--and that includes space. Bacteria and other microbes living onboard spaceships may not only cause health problems for the crew, but also cause the spaceship itself to malfunction.
Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on February 3, 1995 at 12:22 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on February 11 at 6:50 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 129 times at an altitude of 213 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 3 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 6 hours, 28 minutes, and 15 seconds. The first shuttle flight of 1995 included several historical achievements: The second flight of Russian cosmonaut on shuttle, the first approach and fly-around by...
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