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Space Shuttle Atlantis

14 - 29 June 1995 - STS-71 - 39A - KSC - 9 days, 19 hours, 22 minutes, 17 seconds - 4,100,000 miles (6,600,000 km) - First shuttle docking with space station Mir. 100th U.S manned space flight. Atlantis transported two cosmonauts Anatoly Solovyev and Nikolai Budarin to Mir and returned astronaut Norman Thagard and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Gennady Strekalov. The joint U.S-Russian crew performed life sciences investigations aboard SPACELAB/Mir.
15 - 12 November 1995 - STS-74 - 39A - KSC - 8 days, 4 hours, 31 minutes, 42 seconds - 3,400,000 miles (5,500,000 km) - Carried docking module to Mir and docked to the Kristall module. During the three days of combined shuttle-Mir operations, Atlantis's crew transferred water, supplies, equipment and two new solar arrays to upgrade Mir.
16 - 22 March 1996 - STS-76 - 39B - Edwards AFB - 9 days, 5 hours, 16 minutes, 48 seconds - 3,800,000 miles (6,100,000 km) - Rendezvous with Mir, including crew transfer of Shannon Lucid. STS-76 marked first flight of SPACEHAB pressurized module to support Shuttle-Mir dockings. Spacewalkers Linda Godwin and Michael Clifford conducted the first U.S. extravehicular activity (EVA) around the two mated spacecrafts.
17 - 16 September 1996 - STS-79 - 39A - KSC - 10 days, 3 hours, 19 minutes, 28 seconds - 3,900,000 miles (6,300,000 km) - Rendezvous with Mir, including crew transfer of Shannon Lucid and John Blaha. First shuttle mission to the fully completed Mir in its final configuration. STS-79 also marked second flight of SPACEHAB module in support of Shuttle-Mir activities and first flight of SPACEHAB Double Module configuration.

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