FW: Mir 1997 flight plan

Philip Chien (kc4yer@amsat.org)
Mon, 9 Dec 1996 21:34:15 -0500

VideoCosmos <cosmos@space.accessnet.ru>
>The following is the just approved Mir flight plan for 1997.
>It's somewhat doubtful in the order of American crewmembers
>but that's as is. Enjoy!


>Sep 18  STS-86 launch; Foale down/Voss up; joint EVA

This will actually be Wendy Lawrence's trip up to Mir.  While Jim Voss is
Mike Foale's backup, he is not scheduled for a Mir trip.  It's probable
that Voss will serve a long duration mission on space station when it's

Lawrence's replacement will be astronaut Dave Wolf.

The crew for the STS-86 mission has just been announced:

Commander Jim Wetherbee
Pilot Mike Bloomfield
Mission Specialists - Scott Parazynski, Vladimir Titov, and Jean-Loup Chretien.
with Mike Foale the down passenger and Wendy Lawrence the up passenger.

Philip Chien, KC4YER
Earth News - space writer and consultant
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