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Mission to Mir
Directed byIvan Galin
Produced by
CinematographyJames Neihouse
Music by
IMAX Filmed Entertainment
Release date
  • October 17, 1997 (1997-10-17) (United States)
Running time
40 minutes
CountryUnited States

Mission to Mir is a 1997 documentary film about the Mir Space Station.


See also: List of Mir Expeditions, List of Mir spacewalks, and List of spacecraft and crews that visited Mir

Footage seen within the movie was compiled from multiple sources. These include IMAX cameras taken into space on the Space Shuttle. IMAX cameras were taken to the Mir Space Station on Space Shuttle missions: STS-63, STS-71, STS-74 and STS-79. The main subject of the film were Mir missions: Mir EO-18, Mir EO-19, Mir EO-20, Mir EO-21 and Mir EO-22.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


American Space Shuttle astronaut Shannon Lucid is the dominant figure in this documentary. Her delayed return to Earth by about six weeks brought her total time in near-Earth orbit to 188 days. She talks about working, sleeping, eating, exercising and relaxing in space. She also articulates her philosophy of dealing with any and all difficulties one day at a time and always cultivating a healthy sense of humor.

See also


  1. ^ "Mission to Mir Data Bank". IMAX Corporation. Archived from the original on 2011-06-29.
  2. ^ "Mir EO-18". Archived from the original on 2010-11-19. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  3. ^ "Mir EO-19". Archived from the original on 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  4. ^ "Mir EO-20". Archived from the original on 2008-12-26. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  5. ^ "Mir EO-21". Archived from the original on 2010-11-20. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
  6. ^ "Mir EO-22". Archived from the original on 2010-11-29. Retrieved 2010-11-25.