Name: cary chien
Date: 1993 - 1999
I have a question concerning the Russian space Station Mir. Could
someone give the dimensions of this craft. Hoe
How big is it? Is it luxurious; comfortable. When is the U.S building their
version of the mir?
Most of us do not have mir data accessible, so the thing to do is go to
the library and look up articles on this. Or you could go to spacelink here on
Newton and get some data there. Actually the most interesting question is how
you would design a space station and to decide what it would weigh. How much ma terial for the
walls, how much space and weight is needed for air, water, food , clothing,
computers people, sleeping space, energy, heat, etc. What kind of size and
weight would you have in your design. If you start with a car sized object you are at about 2000 pounds?
This would be a good project to do first before you compare with the real space
stations. Have fun.
Samuel P Bowen
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