Re: US-Russian Crew Launching to Space Station in Record Time

From: Chris Jones (clj@panix.com)
Date: Thu Mar 07 2013 - 16:50:45 UTC

  • Next message: Bill Bard: "Re: US-Russian Crew Launching to Space Station in Record Time"

    On Thu 07 Mar 2013 08:28:45 AM EST Bill Bard <wbard@wb-web.org> wrote:
    
    > NASA has said they wanted to do it a few times to check things out but may
    > go back to the multi day trip because its more relaxed and more forgiving
    > to problems. They might use the quick ascent when they need to get samples
    > or something to the station quickly.
    > 
    > Contrary to the article, this wouldn't be the first manned use of this
    > technique. This was first demonstrated during Gemini in the 1960's.
    
    The article says this is the first use of this technique to fly a crew to
    ISS, which is true.
    
    Both the Russians (Soviets) and the US did first day rendezvous and docking
    earlier in their programs.  Gemini 11 demonstrated a first orbit docking, in
    fact.
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