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STS-71 (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir on 29 June 1995



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STS-71 launch & landing (6-27-95)



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Space Shuttle STS-71 Mir docking

The primary objectives of this flight were to rendezvous and perform the first docking between the Space Shuttle and the Russian Space Station Mir on 29 June. In the first U.S.-Soviet docking in twenty years, Atlantis delivered a relief crew of two cosmonauts Anatoly Solovyev and Nikolai Budarin to Mir.
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STS-71 was the third mission of the US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program, which carried out the first Space Shuttle docking to Mir, a Russian space station. The mission used Space Shuttle Atlantis, which lifted off from launch pad 39A on June 27, 1995 from Kennedy Space Centre, Florida.
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