This Day in History: US Space Shuttle Docks With Russian Space Station

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This Day in History:
US Space Shuttle Docks
With Russian Space Station June 29, 1995 The US space shuttle Atlantis
docked with the Russian
space station Mir. The event was hailed as
"a new era of friendship
and cooperation" between
the former Cold War enemies. Together, the two crafts
created the largest man-
made, earth-
orbiting satellite. The crews of each
country clasped hands to
commemorate the historic
moment and exchanged gifts. Atlantis remained
docked for five days. After the success of this
first contact, 11 more
Mir and NASA shuttle
missions followed.
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