Mir's Last Tango in Space

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"Beautiful, Houston, just beautiful": The space shuttle Discovery flies 245 miles above the Atlantic Ocean and 65 feet below Mir as it prepares to dock with the Russian space station for the last time Thursday, in this image from NASA television. Despite fears over Mir's recently repaired automatic steering system, it was a faultless docking. Commander Charles Precourt pronounced the link-up "beautiful.. just beautiful."