Answers Your Questions
| From: Robert Quick, of Gloucester
To: Bill Reeves, flight director for the planning team
Question: How big will the International Space Station be compared to the MIR space station?
Answer: The International Space Station will be more than four times as large as the Russian space station Mir. It will be 361 feet from end to end, and have a mass of 500 tons. Once completed, it will provide 46,000 cubic feet of pressurized living and working space, equivalent to the volume of a 747 jumbo jet.
Public Affairs Officer, Moscow