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Re: ISS silence



Bruce Bostwick wrote:

> The Soyuz is the primary crew return vehicle for the ISS crew.  If it is
> undocked from the station, all three of them *have* to be on it and the
> station has to be prepared for unattended operation -- I believe this is a
> mission rule. 

Yes, that's why I assumed they'd be on board Soyuz. It'd be a stone drag if
something interfered with the redocking and somebody was left in the house.  

> Having STS docked with its crew available does allow them a
> bit of leeway, but they still have to be ready to deorbit the Soyuz at any
> moment while it isn't hard docked.

They'll be doing this maneuver *before* the Shuttle docks, no? Supposed to
happen today...

73 de Maggie K3XS  

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