DeltaASA16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1214 times:
I was just checking out the status of the International Space Station and I noticed that another object was also in the screen orbiting the earth. It is the Russian capsule, the SOYUZ capsle. I was wondering, Is this capsle carrying the ISS crew back home, making the station unoccupied? Is it a supply shipment TO the Crew??? I saw it and began to wonder, and I know you Guys always have something to say: Here's the link
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13385 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1167 times:
Should be cramped having 3 in that Soyuz, though it's been done many times.
Replacing 3 crew with 2 on the ISS will cut down on consumables allowing the station to remain crewed and active until the Shuttle can get flying again.