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Shuttle-Mir Background - Supplies to and from Mir

Tons of materials and supplies were delivered to Mir and returned to earth during the nine shuttle dockings of the Shuttle-Mir program.. The Russian Soyuz and Progress vehicles also delivered supplies to Mir, as did the Spektr and Priroda Mir modules, when they docked with Mir. (Note: 1 kg = 2.2 pounds.)

The space shuttles delivered 22,893.33 kg of cargo to the Mir, including:

1. Docking module, docked to the Kristall module - 4,096.22 kg.

2. Russian cargo with a total mass of 8,627.14 kg:

3. Water from Shuttle systems - 5,805.46 kg.

4. Oxygen and nitrogen - 567.04 kg.

5. American scientific hardware - 3,768.44 kg, including hardware to support joint crew activities.

6. CNES hardware - 29.03 kg.

The Shuttle vehicles returned 7,839.32 kg of cargo from the Mir station, including:

1. Russian cargo with a total mass of 3,284.90 kg.

2. American scientific hardware - 4,479.72 kg.

3. ESA hardware - 55.86 kg.

4. DARA hardware - 7.74 kg.

5. CNES hardware - 11.1 kg.

Progress M vehicles delivered 453.97 kg of American scientific hardware to the Mir station.

Soyuz TM ( 73 and 75) vehicles delivered 4.97 kg of American scientific hardware to the Mir station.

The Spektr module delivered 705.47 kg of American scientific hardware to the Mir station.

The Priroda module delivered 856.91 kg of American scientific hardware to the Mir station.

The total mass of American scientific hardware delivered to the station onboard the Spektr and Priroda modules and the Soyuz TM and Progress M vehicles is 2,021.32 kg.

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