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The U. S. Space Shuttle orbiter and Russia's Mir space station combined to create the largest structure ever placed into orbit, with a combined mass of 250 tons. They took their place in a history of pioneering spacecraft going back over 40 years.
Mir Space Station
A Video Tour of Space Flight History
Multimedia Presentations of Spacecraft
Shuttle-Mir Program Patch
Space Shuttle Orbiter | Mir Space Station
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Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty