Internet information relating to MIR communications and other shuttle data are endless.
You might want to try http://www.arrl.org/sarex/mir-faq.html
I like it because it discussed the evolution of amateur radiio communications with the mission and offers suggestions for maintaining contact while MIR sweeps through a specific region.
ARRL's web site provides many links to shuttle related sites. I found one (sorry I forgot the URL) recently that actually provided real-time tracking information and displayed a graphic with one minute updates showing the MIR position and trajectory.
If I can find it again I'll post a follow-up for you.