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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

BMW Ad Made on Mir




MOSCOW -- Cosmonauts aboard the Mir space station put aside their experiments and running repairs Saturday to make some money for Russia's space program by advertising for German carmaker BMW.


For the publicity destined for a spot on Spanish television, cosmonauts Talgat Musabayev and Nikolai Budarin, donned caps and T-shirts emblazoned with the badge of the upmarket car manufacturer, Russian space officials said.