Horizon: 1997-1998: Mir Mortals


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First transmitted in 1998, this is the story of four men who orbited Earth on board the ill-fated Mir space station, which NASA declared unsafe in 1991. Although Mir had been lived in almost continuously since she was launched in 1986, the joint Russian-American mission in 1997 saw unprecedented problems on board the station; from fire, power blackouts and mechanical breakdowns to a dramatic midspace collision that left everyone on board scrambling for their lives.


Channel: BBC (Archive)

First Air Date: 23 Apr 1998

Duration: 49 mins


Collection: The Space Race (8 programmes)

Programmes charting America and Russia's attempts to reach for the moon and beyond.



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