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Space Sunday, 21 July, 2002, 18:18 GMT 19:18 UK
Mir: A timeline
Mir was supposed to remain in space for just five years, but has far exceeded that, despite a history of accidents.

mir Money makes Mir go around
The BBC's Russian affairs analyst, Stephen Dalziel, considers whether it is time to abandon Mir.

air leak Mir: floating from one crisis to the next
A fire, a mid-space collision and a series of computer crashes are just some of the problems which have plagued the ailing Russian space station Mir.

Mir: A cosmonaut remembers
Helen Sharman, who became the first Briton in space when she spent a week on Mir in 1991, recalls her time on the Russian spacecraft.


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