MIR The first space station ever launched in human history in 1986.
Russian meaning for ‘Peace,’ it was originally built out of competition over advanced space programs between the United States and Soviet Union during the Cold War era.
Up until its splashdown in the South Pacific on March 23, 2001,
Mir proved its value as “the World’s best Space Station”
by circling the Earth’s orbit 88,000 times, traveling a distance of 3,600,000,000km,
and conducting about 16,000 science experiments by 104 astronauts from 12 different countries.
Its existence has showed that collaboration can result in bigger scientific breakthroughs.
Based on the Mir project, The United States, Russia and several countries have launched
the International Space Station project(ISS) and it is currently progressing beyond country borders.
Studio Mir was made based on the lesson of space station ‘Mir,’ which is ‘advance through collaboration.’
A place that houses best artists in the animation field and passionate young artists together to achieve
oneness through collaboration: that is ‘Studio Mir.’
Today, the contents industry is evolving very fast with signs of new paradigms being created in this
new media environment. To create a new paradigm, which is yet to be known in the world today,
every talented and passionate artist with a shared vision must come together
like the scientists at the space station ‘Mir.’
Now Studio Mir is starting a new challenge of creating a new paradigm that fits this new environment.
This journey may be a difficult one but as long as we are one, we can move forward without fear
just as the scientists from around the world gathered at the space station ‘Mir’ to explore the unknown together.
Yoo Jae Myung