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History: June 29 – On this day back in 1995 U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian space station

On June 29, 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.

This historic moment of cooperation between former rival space programs was also the 100th human space mission in American history. CLICK FOR MORE

For first video above: Stabilized first Shuttle-Mir docking sequences from both the space station and shuttle Atlantis. The final docking sequence is in real time (at 4:55). Approach sequences are not in real time and don’t exactly match the audio description. Some approach photos were used in the beginning. Handheld video footage taken from Mir was stabilized. All footage was color corrected – specially video taken from Mir, that was color shifted towards a pink. Research, cleanup and audio/image processing by Retro Space HD.