On this day in 1986 - February 19th - Mir was launched by the Soviet Union.

Mir was the first modular space station and was assembled in orbit. It was the first continuously inhabited long-term research station in orbit. The failing station was deorbited in March 2001.

Last edited by Mona - Astronomy; 02/19/21 12:14 PM. Reason: corrected date

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