Re: ISS name

Allan Cook (acook@CPcn.MB.CA)
Mon, 21 Dec 1998 03:25:38 -0600 (CST)

Mir is used as short for Mir Complex, but Zarya can not be used as a short
form of ISS. The terms should be ' Mir Complex and ISS.... right?

> On Mon, 21 Dec 1998, Allan Cook wrote:
> >  I disagree. Mir went up as Mir. Zarya went up as paft of the ISS.
> Sorry, but 1986-017A Mir was always planned as the first component of the
> modular "Mir Complex" space station which evolved with five other modules
> being added on to it, and it was always intended for that role. 
> In the same way 1998-067A Zarya was always the first component of the 
> modular International Space Station which will evolve with more than 
> forty other modules being added to it and it has always been intended for 
> that role.