Click to enlargeSTS-71 Atlantis Docked to Mir Photo

Buy this STS-71 Atlantis Docked to Mir Photo. High quality Space Shuttle picture, slide, or Duratrans backlit transparency. NASA photograph STS071-S-072. Wide variety of sizes. Click to see selection as Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) - October 20, 2002.

This view of the Space Shuttle Atlantis still connected to Russia's Mir Space Station was photographed by the Mir-19 crew on July 4, 1995.

Cosmonauts Anatoliy Y. Solovyev and Nikolai M. Budarin, Mir-19 Commander and Flight Engineer, respectively, temporarily undocked the Soyuz spacecraft from the cluster of Mir elements to perform a brief fly-around. They took pictures while the STS-71 crew, with Mir-18's three crew members aboard, undocked Atlantis for the completion of this leg of the joint activities. Solovyev and Budarin had been taxied to the Mir Space Station by the STS-71 ascent trip of Atlantis.

Date: July 4, 1995
Photo Credit: NASA, Nikolai Budarin, Russian Space Research Institute

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