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‘A Place to call Home’: The concepts of space flight in the minds of the early pioneers of aeronautical engineering were twofold. They dreamed not only of a means of getting into space, but also of having somewhere to go, to dock while in space. The idea of a space station, a “place to call home” was born, and the Soviets were the first to put this idea into practice. Their first station was a complete success, that is until the astronauts were killed trying to leave it to return to Earth. Subsequent efforts, including the world famous Mir, have been far more …