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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.

Space Shuttle Orbiter
Mir Space Station

Related Links:
Shuttle-Mir Background
A Video Tour of Space Flight History
Multimedia Presentations of Spacecraft
Shuttle-Mir Program Patch
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Space Shuttle Orbiter | Mir Space Station

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