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RE: US space tourist, station crew heading home
« Reply #1 on: 10/10/2005 11:40 pm »
SpaceflightNow's Mission Status Center is covering the return:

http://spaceflightnow.com/station/exp11/status2.html

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RE: US space tourist, station crew heading home
« Reply #2 on: 10/11/2005 01:20 am »
Very nice...back on Earth

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RE: US space tourist, station crew heading home
« Reply #3 on: 10/11/2005 01:21 am »
The Russians don't mess about, do they!

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RE: US space tourist, station crew heading home
« Reply #4 on: 10/11/2005 01:22 am »
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James Lowe - 10/10/2005  9:21 PM

The Russians don't mess about, do they!


They just are so professional, its a pleasure to watch..

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RE: US space tourist, station crew heading home
« Reply #5 on: 10/11/2005 02:42 am »
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Commander Sergei Krikalev will undock the Soyuz manually -- instead of in automatic mode with the onboard computer in charge -- as a precautionary measure to conserve energy due to concerns with the capsule's backup battery. The manual mode reduces the amount of time the Soyuz is on internal power before undocking, NASA says.
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The recovery forces report they have visual contact with the Soyuz and say the capsule has landed upright.
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A further update from the landing site indicates the Soyuz capsule actually did come to rest on its side.
If that was NASA's gig the media would be having a cow, first about the "negligently" discharged battery, then about "lying" to the public to make themselves look good. ;)


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