After intensive investigation
on both the Soviet and US parts, spokespersons from both space agencies have
determined the cause for the accident which has placed the station and its
resident personnel in jeopardy.
In terse statements at a recent press conference, Soviet and US space agency
spokespersons said Thursday We have concluded joint investigations concerning
this potentially tragic accident and each nations' team, separately, has arrived
at identical conclusions for this incident.
The accident was caused by one thing and one thing only: OBJECTS IN MIR ARE
CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR.