[FPSPACE] ISS flight day 1 secret crisis

Zeger Nuyens dokter.nuyens at telenet.be
Wed Sep 19 09:39:40 EDT 2018

> Interestingly, Krikalyov was actually suggested by NASA in Jan 1996  > during the visit of the RKA team. As veteran of Mir and shuttle > 
missions, according to NASA, Krikalyov was a right Russian-crewmember > 
for the first ISS mission. The RKA team called Moscow and got a green > 
light to accept NASA’s proposal. There, they talked only of two > 
crewmembers – Krikalyov and Shepherd (5 years before their > missions). 
I do not have evidence that NASA suggested to the RKA team > Shepherd to 
be a commander of the ISS-1 mission. When Shepherd’s > commanding role 
was announced in Oct 1996 during the visit of NASA > delegation to 
Moscow, the only person who opposed that “proposal” was > Solovyov.

So if I understand this correctly,Solovyov was bypassed?

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