Repair success for Mir crew

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The Independent Online
Moscow (Reuters) - The Russian-United States crew aboard the crippled Mir station had some good news yesterday, after the space collision on 25 June which led to the greatest danger to the station in its 11-year history.

A mission control expert said that Mir's navigation problem had been fixed and its gyrodines - which keep solar panels lined up with the Sun to gain maximum power - were now working. An official said later that the crew had spent the day gathering strength for this morning's docking of a supply ship which is bringing equipment to help them fix the station's damaged power supply.