SPACE: More Mir
Fri, 4 Jun 1999 05:56:39 -0700 (PDT)

Oops. Looks like they aren't even going to spend the few million they'd need to bring it down safely, let alone the hundreds of millions to save it:

"``At present, there are no funds, not only for continuing the manned flight on the orbital station Mir, but also for carrying out its guided descent into a designated area of the ocean,'' top Russian space experts in charge of the Mir said in a statement Tuesday."

Or maybe it's just a stunt to screw more money out of Western taxpayers to keep Mir going...