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Shuttle-Mir Background - International Space Station

The Shuttle-Mir Program was Phase 1 of the International Space Station (ISS) Program, in which the U.S. and Russia is joined by many European nations, plus Japan, Canada, and Brazil.

The first construction flights of ISS began in 1998. Construction will require 45 space flights on three different types of launch vehicles over a five-year period.

NASA has identified these mission goals for ISS:

Related Links:
How Phase 1 Started
Early Space Stations
Video: Space Station History

Tours | Timeline | Shuttle-Mir Background | Shuttle Flights & Mir Increments | Mir Expeditions


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Curator: Kim Dismukes
Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty