Driving lessons in space

The occupants of the International Space Station (ISS) have been practicing their ability to maneuver the Soyuz spacecraft. Last week, Salizhan Sharipov and Leroy Chiao took a 24 minute trip in the Soyuz capsule to move it to a different docking port about 14 metres away. In that time, Soyuz and the ISS had actually travelled about a third of the way around the planet. I wonder if they remembered to check their mirror, signal and maneuver.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Thursday 02nd Dec 2004 (14:03 UTC) | Permalink
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