[FPSPACE] ISS flight day 1 secret crisis

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Tue Sep 18 05:38:48 EDT 2018

Mmm … Phillip Clark’s email didn’t make it to my inbox – could you repost it or forward it please Zeger? (Or Phillip.) Many thanks.


(This seems to happen fairly often on the FPS mailing list i.e. an interesting thread develops but a post (or two) referred to within that thread doesn’t actually arrive. And yes, I have checked my spam folder!)


Many thanks.



From: FPSPACE [mailto:fpspace-bounces at mail.friends-partners.org] On Behalf Of Zeger Nuyens
Sent: 17 September 2018 11:38
To: fpspace at mail.friends-partners.org; phillipclark at btinternet.com
Subject: [FPSPACE] ISS flight day 1 secret crisis


Phillip Clark wrote:

> Bearing in mind the space experience of the original > Solovyov-Krikalyov-Shepherd crew at the time of the Soyuz-TM 31 > launch, to have Shepherd as ISS commander would have been nothing but > an insult to the vastly more experienced cosmonauts. Even the > compromise was an insult to Krikalyov. What experience did Shepherd > have in operating on board a space station, compared with Solovyov or > Krikalyov? 
In my modest opinion it is never a good idea to mix politics with experience because the two just don't mix.


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