Mir de-orbited

Mir was de-orbited over the South Pacific around 05:00 UTC on Friday March 23, 2001. Mir had a long and mostly successful 15 years in space, setting many endurance records for human habitation in space and fostering international friendships.

Radio amateurs all over the world also remember Mir for the contacts with the cosmonauts on board, and the stunning SSTV pictures sent from Mir in the late 1990s.

Mir will be missed and will live on in the minds of many.