On Feb. 19, 1986, the Soviet Union launched the Mir space station. While this wasn’t the primary space station launched into orbit, it was the primary one which needed to be assembled piece-by-piece in space.
Mir enabled the primary long-duration human spaceflight missions. The present document for the longest keep in space was set aboard the Mir space station by cosmonaut Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov, who spent 437 consecutive days in orbit.
The Soviets used Mir to do all types of scientific analysis for 15 years earlier than funding for this system was reduce, and Mir fell again to Earth, burning up in the ambiance alongside the way in which.
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