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December 17, 1995
The Space Shuttle Docks with Mir
Space Research Institute
Hundreds of kilometres above the
Earth's surface, the United States
Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian
Space Station Mir. The photograph
was taken by Nikolai Budarin from a Russian Soyuz spacecraft on July 4,
this mission astronauts answered questions from school students over
amateur radio, and performed
science experiments aboard the
experiments were designed to understand how the
Russian Space program combats the effects on the human body of the
long-durations in space.
Tomorrow's picture: M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy
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