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STS-71 undocking view


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 unparked the Soyuz spacecraft from the cluster of Mir elements to perform a brief fly-around. They took pictures while the NASA STS-71 crew, with Mir-18's three crewmembers aboard, undocked Atlantis for the completion of this leg of the joint activities. Solovyev and Budarin had been taxied to Mir by the STS-71 ascent trip of Atlantis. RUSSIA SPACE AGENCY PHOTO COURTESY OF NASA
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