Re: Soyuz TM23

Tony Gouge (
Thu, 19 Oct 1995 07:03:28 -0500

>Last week I heard an editorial by Charles Osgood from CBS News
>that the next Soyuz TM23 mission to Mir might be delayed for 44
>days due "budget problems" at the factory that builds the launch
>rocket ( I find it hard to believe that they are still building
>the launch rocket at this date).
>I just read a ESA Press Release dated 13 Oct (which was linked to
>Ron Balke's Space Calender) that CIS and ESA
>are negotiating extending the stay of the crew of Mir for 44 days
>to allow further research by ESA.  I wonder which story is more
>accurate?  Anyone have any further insight on this topic?

The Open Media Research Institute ( reported this a
couple of days ago, quoting a report by Interfax.  The story claimed that
the launch would be delayed for 44 days due to budget problems that arose
during the construction of the booster.

Tony Gouge                        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war,                  For a lead role in a cage?
                                      ---Pink Floyd