Re: Mir/shuttle undocking

Sue J. Worden (
Sun, 7 Jun 1998 19:38:22 -0500 (CDT)

> Date: Sun, 7 Jun 1998 18:54:59 -0400
> From: Philip Chien <>
> Subject: re: Mir/shuttle undocking
> [ ... ]
> But for this particular mission half a fly-around will be performed,
> leaving the shuttle above Mir when separation occurs.

	I don't know about the part where Discovery might be doing a
	negative r-bar maneuver from above Mir :-) but my newspaper
	carried an AP article this morning, which said that a second
	leak test on Spektr (using a green fluorescent gas) would be
	performed tomorrow after separation, with Discovery 240 feet
	away and relative orientation favorable for shuttle astronauts
	to monitor the parts of Spektr that couldn't be monitored from
	inside Mir or Discovery during the first leak test yesterday.

	--Sue (