The Russian Mir Space Station was launched in February 1986 and was occupied and visited by more than 70 astronauts from 12 different countries. ESA flew its Euromir-95 mission to Mir in 1995 to 1996. The crew was composed of ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter and Russian astronauts Juri Gidzenko and Sergei Advdejev. They were launched on September 3, 1995 and returned to Earth in February 1996 after 179 days in space.
Danish Aerospace Company (former Damec Research ApS) developed the Respiratory Monitoring System-II (RMS-II) equipment with the Swiss company CIR as prime contractor. RMS-II was flown successfully on the Euromir-95 mission.
During their mission the astronauts utilized the Respiratory Monitoring System-II in support of a series of scientific experiment in cardiovascular and respiratory physiology. The equipment was used in the Spektr-module and subsequently deorbited together with the Mir Space Station.
The RMS-II equipment was a photo- and magnetoacoustic multi-gas analyzer with the purpose of performing advanced non-invasive cardiovascular and pulmonary measurements on for humans in microgravity.
Danish Aerospace Company also developed and delivered two NASA ergometers which was launched to Mir in support of the seven NASA Space Shuttle missions to Mir and the seven permanent NASA astronaut who visited the station from 1995 to 1998.