Re: ISS and docking

From: Markus Mehring (m.m@gmx.de)
Date: Mon Apr 08 2002 - 05:46:26 EDT

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    On Sun, 7 Apr 2002 19:28:22 -0500, you ("Sue Wheatley"
    <mswheatley@txucom.net>) wrote:
    
    >In discussing the shuttle and the ISS rendezvous, the term  "a flight day
    >three rendezvous " is used. What does that mean?  Does that mean that the
    >shuttle goes through 3 of its days and nights (light and darknesses) before
    >rendezvous, or does that mean 3 calendar days?
    
    The Flight Day count refers to sleep-cycles. Flight Day 1 is launch day,
    and ends with the official beginning of the crew's sleep period. FD2 begins
    with the next wakeup-call to the crew, and so on and so forth.
    
    >I would like to see the shuttle approach the ISS.
    
    I would like to see that while being inside the ISS. :)
    
    
    CU!	Markus
    
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