‘Mir’ (Peace), The First Modular Space Station Was Launched 31 Years Ago Today — February 20, 1986.
It was in space February 20, 1986 to March 23, 2001. It was occupied in space for 4,592 days and made 86,331 orbits of the Earth. A total of 104 people, from 12 countries, spent time on Mir.
It was for a time the largest man made object in orbit — until superseded in every way by the International Space Station (ISS).
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