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Re: Re: Mir Why accident prone ?



If ISS would have the same technological success as MIR, it would be great.

Mir has been orbiting for 15 years, most of the experiments which has made
ISS happen have been done on MIR .

MIR has been the PIONEER of ISS !

73's
Eddy
ON7UN

----- Original Message -----
From: Miles Mann <Miles.Mann@ind.alcatel.com>
To: <hutch@electric-web.org>
Cc: AMSAT BBS <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: dinsdag 23 januari 2001 15:34
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Mir Why accident prone ?


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 > > > > Russian Space Station Mir Retirement announced, March  2001.
 > > > > Mir Bounce
 > > > > Packet Flash back
 > > > >
 > > > > January 18, 2001
 > > > >
 > > > > By Miles Mann WF1F,
 > > > > MAREX-NA (Manned Amateur Radio Experiment, North American Division)
 > bad news sells more news papers than good news.
 > and i agree with ykour comment about the car.  since when do
 > we hear about the tabloid's VP car breaking down on the front page.
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 > excerpt from marex news.
 > > > > Over the next few weeks the tabloid news media will do their best to
 > > > > emphasize the failures and gloss over the success of the Mir space
 > > > > program.  And  I predict that a few months after Mir is sleeping at
the
 > > > > bottom of the pacific oceans, that the news media will then turn
their
 > > > > attentions toward the ISS.  Then after the second news worthy
failure on
 > > > > ISS, the tabloid news media will take out their old Mir stories and
dust
 > > > > them off  and change the words Mir to ISS.  That way they can save
some
 > > > > typing, since the story will already include the words, "Rusting,
 > > > > Trouble prone, etc".  The news media should remember, that the chip
 > > > > inside their word processor is the great grandson of the circuits
 > > > > developed for the Apollo space program.
 > > > >
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 > Miles
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 > VK5ZAI wrote:
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 > >  > Russia Cargo Craft Ready for Final Mir Mission
 > >  >
 > >  > MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Progress cargo vessel will blast off for the
doomed Mir
 > >  > space station (news - web sites) next week to nudge the Soviet-era
craft out
 > >  > of orbit and into a crash-landing in the Pacific Ocean, Russian space
 > >  > officials said on Friday.
 > >  >
 > >  > ``The date of the cargo vessel's launch has been set for January
24,'' a
 > >  > spokesman for Russian flight control told Reuters.
 > >  >
 > >  > The launch, delayed by almost a week, is part of final preparations
to end
 > >  > Mir's 15-year odyssey around Earth.
 > >  >
 > >  > The craft will blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan
almost a
 > >  > week later than planned, after problems with the accident-prone space
 > >  > station's navigation system forced the operation to be postponed on
 > >  > Thursday.
 > >
 > > Why is it that the media almost always refer to Mir as accident-prone ?
It has
 > > been in space for 15 years now and has been manned most of that time. In
the 15
 > > years they have had a few problems however I haven't heard of any loss
of life
 > > or physical accidents to any crew. I wonder how many of us could drive a
car 24
 > > hours a day for 15 years and not have an accident. I think Russia
deserves full
 > > credit for the reliability of Mir.  It would be nice if the media could
give
 > > credit where it is deserved at times.
 > >      -
 > >                      73 de Tony....VK5ZAI.
 > >   J.A.(Tony) Hutchison.
 > >   QTH. PARINGA. South Australia
 > >   Grid.QF05jt: AMSAT Aust..#799
 > >   Member of  AMSAT-NA....#33418
 > >   Aust ARISS Telebridge Station
 > >
 > >   MY WEB SITE: http://www.electric-web.org
 > >
 > >   Riverland Radio Clubs web site: http://www.rrc.org.au
 > >
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