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OTD in Space - Oct. 6: U.S. & Russia Sign the Human Spaceflight Agreement

On Oct. 6, 1992, the United States and Russia signed an agreement to share astronauts and cosmonauts. [‘On This Day in Space’ Video Series on Space.com](https://www.space.com/39251-on-this-day-in-space.html) Known as the Agreement on Human Spaceflight Cooperation, this plan laid out the details for the joint Shuttle-Mir Program. Under this program, NASA's space shuttles would fly to Russia's Mir space station and carry Russian cosmonauts on board. Meanwhile, American astronauts started flying in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, which still carries international crews to the International Space Station to this day.

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