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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

Year 1995: In February American DISCOVERY shuttle arrived to MIR station. It brought a module that could facilitate NASA ships arrival to the Russian space home.

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1997 was the most hard year for the MIR. Accidents were happening a few times this year.  Starting from January when the fire happened and cosmonauts had to wear smoke masks. The smoke spread to the SOYUZ space ship connected to MIR. Fire was put out a few seconds before the decision of evacuation was planned to be made.

Then in June, 1997 a PROGRESS ship lost its course and hit “Spectre” module of the MIR station. The station lost its integrity and air started leaking out into space. Team managed to block the “Spectre” module – seal the manhole leading to it before all the air was lost.

In July, 1997 one crew member occasionally disconnected power supply of main on board computer so station lost its navigation and started moving in uncontrollable manner together with a space currents.

In August, 1997 oxygen producing machines failed and cosmonauts had to use emergency reserve of the oxygen.

On ground space control centre began on thinking removing all people from the station and leave it on “auto pilot” mode.

i-2_Year 1998 also started with some problems with air conditioning. The temperature began to raise and reached + 32 C (90 F) by itself. Despite all the efforts they can get it down only to + 28 C.

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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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