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This view of the Space Shuttle Atlantis still connected to Russia's Mir Space Station was photographed by the
Mir-19 crew on July 4, 1995.
Cosmonauts Anatoliy Y. Solovyev and Nikolai M. Budarin, Mir-19 Commander
and Flight Engineer, respectively, temporarily undocked the Soyuz spacecraft from the cluster of Mir elements
to perform a brief fly-around. They took pictures while the STS-71 crew, with Mir-18's three crew members
aboard, undocked Atlantis for the completion of this leg of the joint activities. Solovyev and Budarin had been
taxied to the Mir Space Station by the STS-71 ascent trip of Atlantis.
Date: July 4, 1995
Photo Credit: NASA, Nikolai Budarin, Russian Space Research Institute