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Astronaut To Mir

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Astronaut To Mir

Astronaut To Mir

Astronaut To Mir

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Chris Joyce reports on NASA's announcement this morning that an American astronaut will replace Michael Foale, the American currently ending a fourth-month stay on the troubled Russian space station, MIR. Astronaut David Wolf will replace Foale; the shuttle bringing him to the Mir is scheduled for launch this evening. The decision came after a last-minute flurry of safety reviews. NASA officials are confident the MIR is safe, but critics on Capitol Hill do not share their confidence.

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