The Russian space station Mir, in orbit (@ Science Source/Photo Researchers)
- You are looking at the first modular space station, launched on this day, 1986.""Ready to join our mission?
- Having a party here could be problematic - particularly if things got out of hand.""In space, no one can hear you scream “fire!”
- Three people were usually housed here during this station\s 5,519 days in orbit.""Galaxy turf war, rogue UFOs, unhinged onboard computers - what was the biggest danger?
- Astronauts on Mir were lucky enough to experience 16 sunrises and sunsets every day.""Want to see how that might have looked?