[FPSPACE] New Progress to Mir About Oct 15

Dwayne Allen Day wayneday@gwis2.circ.gwu.edu
Sun, 24 Sep 2000 22:25:45 -0400 (EDT)


On Sun, 24 Sep 2000, David Anderman wrote:

> Despite Dwayne's insistence that the MirCorp business model is flawed, 

From:
http://www.flatoday.com/space/explore/stories/2000b/092400a.htm

September 24, 2000

Mir desperately needs funding to keep it aloft, safe
Copyright  2000, Interfax News Agency

MOSCOW (Interfax) - The orbit of the Russian space station Mir is dipping
closer to Earth and will become unsafe by February of next year unless
additional sources of funding are identified. 
MirCorp, the private company responsible for Mir's maintenance and
operation, has only enough funding for this year, company president
Jeffrey Manber told Interfax. Talks with various media outlets and
investment firms have proved fruitless so far and the only reliable
contact is with the NBC television network, which plans to send a man into
space in 2002, Manber said. 

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DDAY