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16/09/1996 Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched

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STS-79 launch (9-16-96)

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STS-79 Mission Highlight Presentation

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Space Shuttle Flight 79 (STS-79) Post Flight Presentation

The mission goal was docking with Russian space-station Mir. It was the first shuttle mission to a fully completed Mir space station, following the arrival of its Priroda module. Atlantis took down to Earth American astronaut Shannon Lucid after 188 days in space. He flight was an American record for space flight duration and a worldwide record for a woman astronaut.
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