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Paul Drye
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I don't think the Soviets get enough credit for their space station work. The USSR's economy started stalling and eventually contracting sometime around 1970, yet they remained well ahead of the curve in orbital building until about the year 2000. So I think it's kind of interesting that a project they first started thinking about in 1979 is, as I write this, still on the boards in a much-changed-yet-still-obviously-derivative form for completion around 2031.

Today's False Steps is Mir-2: The Once-and-Future Station.

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I always thought of the ISS as "Space Station Freedom collides with Mir-2." But as huge as it is, it's considerably scaled down compared to the maximal versions of either.