The Mir space station: a precursor to space colonization
This book explores the development and operation of the Mir Space Station over the last ten years, focusing on the engineering technology aspects of constructing and operating an orbital complex designed to be occupied by humans for long periods of time.
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Into the unknown
Initial engineering development
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