This Day in Weather History: March 23rd

After 15 years in orbit, Space Station Mir comes crashing back to Earth on this day in 2001

It was on this day in 2001 that Space Station Mir came crashing back to Earth.

After spending 15 pivot years in space, the Russian Space Station Mir fell out of orbit and back to Earth on this day in 2001. It would burn up over the South Pacific.

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Justin Horne is a meteorologist and reporter for KSAT 12 News. When severe weather rolls through, Justin will hop in the KSAT 12 Storm Chaser to safely bring you the latest weather conditions from across South Texas. On top of delivering an accurate forecast, Justin often reports on one of his favorite topics: Texas history.