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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Y2K and Mir

MOSCOW -- The Mir orbital station will not suffer any computer failures from the Y2K bug, a Russian space official told Itar-Tass Monday.

The station, now unmanned, is slated to be discarded next year.

Even in normal years the station has suffered serious accidents, including a fire, a collision and a malfunction that sent it spinning end over end.

But the year 2000 computer glitch will not bring it down early, Russian Space Agency spokesman Sergei Gorbunov said.