The Russian Space Station Mir endured 15 years in orbit, three times its planned lifetime.It outlasted the Soviet Union, that launched it into space.
On this date, Soviets and Americans accomplished the first joint space docking between two nations in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
It marked the cooling of a long era of tense relations between the two world superpowers.
We are discussing how best to use the resources, the finance, we are setting time frames and distributing efforts in order to avoid duplication," he said.
The AP report, however, makes no mention of this part of the press contacted Nasa about the story, and will update with its reponse.
News of the agreement follows the successful launch of the manned Soyuz spacecraft, which arrived at the ISS on Saturday.
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