On this day in 1995 Space Shuttle Atlantis docked with the Russian Space Station Mir for the first Shuttle-Mir docking and joint operation. More images after the jump.

In addition to the shuttle crew, Atlantis carried the replacement crew for the Mir station for the first orbital crew change using the shuttle. STS-71 was also the 100th manned space launch conducted from Cape Canaveral.

Larger versions here, here, and here. All images from NASA.