Definition of Mir in English:


proper noun

  • A Soviet space station, launched in 1986 and designed to be permanently manned.

    Owing largely to its financial demands on an impoverished Russian government, the Mir program was terminated in March 2001, when the space station made its fiery re-entry into the earth's atmosphere, splashing down in the South Pacific. During its 14 years in space, Mir (which means ‘world’ and ‘peace’ in Russian) housed a total of 104 astronauts from various nations



/ˈmir/ /ˈmɪr/