Decades in Space: 90’s Space Pictures

Here are some 90’s pictures in celebration of Space Week.

SOHOESA/NASA Observatory
The SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) is a joint project of the ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA. The main objective of the SOHO is to observe and study and inner structure of the sun. SOHO was launched on December 2, 1995.

Russian MIR Space Station
The MIR was a space station built in order to conduct experiments and gather information to help develop technologies that can be used in space. The space station was able to sustain a crew consisting of 3 persons.

Mamoru Mohri
Mamoru Mohri is Japan’s first astronaut. His first space mission was in 1992 when he acted as a specialist for Spacelab-J.

HITEN – Japan’s First Moon Orbiter
Hiten was a space craft that was launched on January 24, 1990. It was the first deep space probe able to perform aerobraking. Its mission lasted for 3 years and 2 months.

Euromir 95
The Euromir 95 mission started on September 3, 1995 and was manned by Commander Yuri Gidzenko, Sergei Avdeev and Thomas Reiter. The mission was initially planned to last for 135 days but the landing took place 180 days after the launch.

For more information on Space Week, visit World Space Week

written by jeanmendoza on 2011-10-10 in #lifestyle #space-week #nasa #decades-in-space #space-pictures #photography

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