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U.S./Russian Missions
 
U.S./Russian Missions were cooperative missions between NASA and the Russian Space Agency, conducted as part of Phase I of the International Space Station Program.


STS-60 Feb. 3, 1994. First flight of Russian cosmonaut (Sergei Krikalev) on a U.S. space shuttle.
 
STS-63 Feb. 3, 1995. Second flight of a Russian cosmonaut (Vladimir Titov) on a U.S. space shuttle. First approach and rendezvous with the Russian Space Station Mir, serving as dress rehearsal for a planned series of dockings between the shuttle and Mir.
 
STS-71 June 27, 1995. Third flight with Russian cosmonauts aboard: two aboard at launch (Solovyev and Budarin) transferred to Mir and two aboard Mir (Dezhurov and Strekalov) transferred to the shuttle for return flight to Earth. First in a series of planned dockings between the shuttle and Mir.
 
STS-74 Nov. 12, 1995. Third rendezvous and second docking with Russian Space Station Mir. Russian-built Docking Module (DM) installed on Mir's Kristall module docking port to become a permanent extension to the station complex.
 
STS-76 Mar. 22, 1996. Fourth rendezvous and third docking with Russian Space Station Mir. U.S. astronaut Shannon Lucid transferred to Mir to become first American woman on station.
 
STS-79 Sept. 16, 1996. Fifth rendezvous and fourth docking with Russian Space Station Mir. U.S. astronaut John Blaha transferred to Mir; U.S. astronaut Shannon Lucid returned to Earth. With STS-79 launch delays, Lucid remained in orbit 188 days, the longest spaceflight of an American to date.
 
STS-81 Jan. 12, 1997. Sixth rendezvous and fifth docking with Russian Space Station Mir. U.S. astronaut Jerry Linenger transferred to Mir; U.S. astronaut John Blaha returned to Earth.
 
STS-84 May 15, 1997. Seventh rendezvous and sixth docking with Russian Space Station Mir. U.S. astronaut Michael Foale transferred to Mir; U.S. astronaut Jerry Linenger returned to Earth.
 
STS-86 Sept. 25, 1997. Eighth rendezvous and seventh docking with Russian Space Station Mir. U.S. astronaut David Wolf transferred to Mir; U.S. astronaut Michael Foale returned to Earth.
 
STS-89 Jan. 22, 1998. Ninth rendezvous and eighth docking with Russian Space Station Mir. U.S. astronaut Andrew Thomas transferred to Mir; U. S. astronaut David Wolf returned to Earth.
 
STS-91 June 2, 1998. Tenth rendezvous, and ninth and final docking with Russian Space Station Mir. U.S. astronaut Andrew Thomas returned to Earth. Cosmonaut Valery Ryumin was a mission specialist on the crew.