[FPSPACE] ISS flight day 1 secret crisis

JAMES E OBERG jeoberg at comcast.net
Wed Sep 19 20:40:24 EDT 2018

My understanding is on 3-person crews the mission commander was automatically from the minority nation. 

> On September 19, 2018 at 8:39 AM Zeger Nuyens <dokter.nuyens at telenet.be> wrote:
>     > 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?
>     Zeger

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