Mir Space Station
Today in Geek History: The Mir Space Station Enters Orbit
The International Space Station is pretty tops, hosting all sorts of events like Google Hangouts and jam sessions that make you feel like you're really there. But for as cool as it is, it's a Johnny-come-lately on the space station scene, and geeks of a certain age -- yours truly included -- can be forgiven for having a special place in our heart for the space station we grew up with. On February 20th, 1986, Russia's Mir space station was launched into orbit, where it remained an orbital center for science and research until it plummeted back to Earth in 2001.Read on...