2 Interesting Story About MIR Space Station It’s Accidents, How It Was Almost Turned into a Sex Tourism Center and More

Interesting Story About MIR Space Station It’s Accidents, How It Was Almost Turned into a Sex Tourism Center and More

Posted on March 13, 2017 by tim

That year a British woman Elen Sharman spent a week on an orbit. She won her country’s national contest among 13,000 participants and won her trip to MIR.

Year 1993. A huge “space sail” was deployed on MIR station. It was a part of experiment code named “FLAG – 2″. Russian scientists believed that they could reflect sunlight and lighten up dark places at night on the Earth. However because the eight panels that were in the “sail” didn’t open up fully the effect was much lesser than scientists projected and the dark areas in USSR that were planned to use reflected light weren’t getting enough of it.

Year 1994. This year another accident happened. SOYUZ TM-17 ship collided with the station while was leaving it.  Later it was discovered that the reason for the accident was an overload: cosmonauts returning home took too many “souvenirs” from the space station and their space ship lost maneuvirity ability.


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2 Responses to “Interesting Story About MIR Space Station It’s Accidents, How It Was Almost Turned into a Sex Tourism Center and More”

  1. john dudley says:

    Eexcellent posting!

  2. rostit says:

    Interesting about Flag-2

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