Re: Mir history/deorbit info

Date: Thu Mar 01 2001 - 11:14:40 PST

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    In a message dated Thu, 1 Mar 2001  1:46:11 PM Eastern Standard Time,
    "Matson, Robert" <> writes:
    It is precisely for these reasons that I will never refer
    to the International Space Station as "Alpha".  I don't
    know the history behind how this name came about, but as
    an American I would be embarrassed if my country had
    anything to do with it.
    Soyuz = Alpha
    Skylab = Beta
    Mir = Gamma
    ISS = Delta
    Perhaps Delta is the best designation given the fact
    that NASA's part in the ISS is presently being cut back
    and some proposed modules will be cut from the budget.
    Don Gardner  39.1799 N, 76.8406 W, 100m ASL
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