Thagard's mission precedes this agreement. His tour on Mir, which will set precedents for the next four astronauts, is the reciprocal half of a quid pro quo deal that put Sergei Krikalev aboard the shuttle in February and Vladimir Titov on this February.
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But Thagard’s mission to Mir did not prove entirely smooth-sailing and, as detailed last weekend by AmericaSpace, training in Russian systems, language and life in the shattered post-Soviet economy was challenging for himself, his backup Bonnie Dunbar and the NASA delegation dispatched to the Star City cosmonauts’ training center, on the forested outskirts of Moscow.
Witness the thunderous Soyuz launch at Baikonur, the in-orbit Mir-Shuttle rendezvous and countless scenes of daily life miles above the earth. The Mir Space Station represents the next age of space exploration -- a collaborative effort among American and Russian astronauts to discover the outer reaches of the universe/5(K).
The Shuttle-Mir Program was filled with historic 'firsts.' Besides Krikalev's flight as the first Russian aboard a shuttle, astronaut Norman Thagard became the first American aboard the Mir Space Station, where he spent days with his Russian counterparts in March-July Later that year, STS became the first shuttle to dock with Mir.
Movie Info This video presents the story of the Mir Space Mission, a joint effort by American and Russian astronauts to explore the reaches of space. The documentary features spectacular IMAX film Produce Company: Imax Corporation.
Mission to Mir captures cosmonauts, astronauts and record-breaking space pioneer Shannon Lucid testing science and human relationships in the final frontier. Filmed in space by the astronauts, this unprecedented tour of Russia's Space Station Mir escorts viewers through the weightless abode that has been occupied by international teams of scientists since