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The 20th anniversary of STS-74

November 12th, 2015

On this day in 1995, STS-74 launched from the Florida coast.

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STS-74 was the 73rd space shuttle flight, and the second shuttle to dock with the Russian space station Mir. With a crew of five, STS-74 was notable in that it was the first joint U.S.-Russian mission to supply and upgrade Mir, as the shuttle brought needed supplies and materials for the Russian crew.

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This mission was also Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s first spaceflight–Hadfield would later become one of the most celebrated astronauts of all time.

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Read more about STS-74 here.

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