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ISS And Soyuz In Orbit....

Mon Apr 28, 2003 3:54 am

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

http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/tracking/index.html



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RE: ISS And Soyuz In Orbit....

Mon Apr 28, 2003 3:56 am

There are two new crewmembers going up with the Soyuz capsule.
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RE: ISS And Soyuz In Orbit....

Mon Apr 28, 2003 4:12 am

They are American Ed Lu and Yuri Malenchenko. They will stay 6 months and then be relieved by another caretaker crew.

http://space.com/missionlaunches/soyuz_launch_030425.html
 
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RE: ISS And Soyuz In Orbit....

Mon Apr 28, 2003 4:46 am

FYI: The American crew members returning on the Soyuz will be the first Americans to experience a hard capsule landing. All US space capsules dropped down into water. Should be quite the experience.
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RE: ISS And Soyuz In Orbit....

Mon Apr 28, 2003 4:57 am

If any of you have the NASA channel [ I have it on ch 213 on Dish Sattelite] they will be covering docking tonight and landing of returning crew on May 3.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/MM_NTV_Breaking.html
 
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RE: ISS And Soyuz In Orbit....

Mon Apr 28, 2003 5:03 am

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.