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From: Robert Quick, of Gloucester MA
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.

Ann Hutchison
Public Affairs Officer, Moscow


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Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 04/07/2002
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