Space Shuttle Discovery: Approaching Mir

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February 28, 2012
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Rendezvous and approach of Space Shuttle Discovery to the Mir Russian Space Station on its final docking mission STS-91 with the Spacehab module and Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) payload visible in the payload bay. Discovery, the longest-serving and most flown of all the shuttles, will be welcomed into the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum collection on April 19, 2012 at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, where it will go on permanent display.

Image Number: GPN-2000-001091