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''PROGRESS'' IN ORBIT, IT WILL DESTROY MIR
MOSCOW, The space shuttle "Progress" has been launched from the Baikonur's base, Kazakhstan, to destroy, towards the March end, the orbiting station Mir, in the space since 1985. The destruction is necessary and unavoidable because of lack of financings, some not repairable problems of operation and to avoid the risk that can fall on the Earth in way not controlled.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency