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Wolf Makes His Home on Mir
News story originally written on September 29, 1997
Astronaut David Wolf moved into his room on the space station Mir yesterday. A decompression chamber, usually used for spacewalks, will act as his bedroom for his four month stay. "Talk about a room with a view," he exclaimed. "There's a window in all four quadrants...It's unbelievable."
Michael Foale left Mir and boarded the shuttle Atlantis which was docked with Mir this weekend. He will return to Florida on the shuttle Atlantis on October 5, 1997. After a traumatic four month stay on Mir, Foale is eager to return home. "It's a great pleasure to be treading on U.S. metal again if not soil," Foale told Mission Control Houston on Sunday.
Wolf, at age 41, has become the sixth American to live on Mir. During his stay he will run experiments that will help scientists prepare for the International Space Station.
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