Space Station Collision – Mir Crash with Progress Supply Vessel

Of all the 100’s of thousands of pieces of space junk and nearly 1500 satellites in orbit around the earth, it may come as a surprise that so far there has been only one major collision involving a manned craft and it affected both Russians and Americans.
This is the almost forgotten story of the only major collision to involve a manned space vehicle, in this case, the Russian space station Mir and a Progress resupply cargo vessel in 1997.

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Presented By
Paul Shillito

Written and Researched By
Andy Munzer

Addition Material by
Paul Shillito

Footage & Images
NASA, ESA, Roscosmos

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