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Re: Countdown to MIR death

When are the last occupants leaving Mir?  Also, will the equipment be 
brought back by shuttle/cargo ship/soyuz, or will it all just burn up 
as scrap?

> I read today on an italian newspaper that Mir will start to
> fall the 17 May. Jurj Semionov, president of "Energhia", 
> announced that on the Progress M39 has already been carried
> the fuel to give Mir the initial power to leave orbit. 
> It's planned that in Xmas 1999 Mir will fall on Pacific. 
> I can scan the article but it's italian written.
> Regards
> Maurizio Bertolino
> ____________