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Re: starship-design: Mir being brought down?

In a message dated 11/17/00 3:53:39 PM, stk@sunherald.infi.net writes:

>Hello All:
>I heard that Mir is supposed to be 'brought down' (burned up in
>atmosphere) in or around February. The last I heard, the Russians were
>planning to renovate it and use it for a few more years. ??? Anyone know
>what caused them to change their minds? Or have I heard wrong?
>--Kyle R. Mcallister

You heard right.  Best guess they didn't want to say they might bring it 
down, for fear it would scare away investors.  But they didn't get any 
anyway, so they can't afford to renovate and maintain it.