Saturday, November 12, 2016

Atlantis launched to rendezvous with Mir 1995

Front row: Pilot James D. Halsell, Commander Kenneth D. Cameron
Back row: Mission Specialist 3 William S. McArthur, Jr.; Mission Specialist 2 Jerry L. Ross; Mission Specialist 1 Chris A. Hadfield (Canadian Space Agency)

November 12, 1995, the Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off for its second rendezvous with the Russian Space Station Mir.  It was the fourth mission of NASA's Space Shuttle and Russia's Mir joint program.  Atlantis would make a total of seven trips to the space station.

She had been scheduled to blast off on Nov 11 but bad weather caused the launch to abort.  Atlantis returned to Earth eight days later.

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