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Two Soviet cosmonauts docked their Soyuz T-15 spacecraft with the Mir orbital station, which they opened in March and on which they have spent half of their more than 100 days in space, the news agency Tass said. Cosmonauts Leonid Kizim and Vladimir Solovyev started their space mission March 13, docking with the Mir and staying aboard until May 5. They then went to the Salyut 7 space station, which has been in orbit since 1982, and carried out experiments until they left it for the Mir this week. The Mir, which means “Peace” in Russian, was launched in February and is expected to eventually be the first permanently manned spacecraft.


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