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Could someone give the dimensions of the Russian Space Station Mir? How big is it? Is it luxurious; comfortable? When is the US building their version of the Mir?



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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 material 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.

Samuel P Bowen


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