Final curtain

 作者:宗阕     |      日期:2019-03-08 07:17:00
The latest mission to Russia’s Mir space station might be the last now that a mysterious foreign sponsor who was supposed to provide the cash to keep Mir aloft has failed to materialise. Last year, Energia of Korolev, near Moscow, the company which operates Mir, said it had found a commercial backer willing to provide the $250 million a year needed to keep it in orbit. But Energia has now admitted that the claim was premature. So the crew that went up on 20 February—a Frenchman, a Russian,