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What happened to the Russsian space station MIR?
After MIR’s 15 years in space, on Friday, March 23, 2001 it was deorbited and re-entered Earth’s atmosphere at 9:00 am Moscow time. MIR broke up over the southern Pacific Ocean. Some of its larger pieces fell into the sea about 3,000 kilometers (1,800 miles) east of New Zealand.