RE: Use for Mir

From: Otte, Penny (POtte@Centrastate.com)
Date: Thu Mar 08 2001 - 10:45:09 PST

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    Tyler
    
    It was actually not NASA who pushed for the name. In all actuality, Dan
    Goldin and NASA wanted the name of the mission  and the station to be called
    "Expedition One".  It was the CREW, both Russian and American, who pushed
    for the name "Space Station Alpha One".
    
    Best regards,
    
    Penny
    
    On Thursday, March 08, 2001 1:40 PM, Tyler MacKenzie [SMTP:tmackenz@mta.ca]
    wrote:
    > I actually believe there were SIX space stations before Skylab - most the
    > Salyut series.  There was a similar thread on this only days ago - with
    the
    > suggestion that the ISS should be called Space station zeta or something
    to
    > that effect.  Implication being that it is something like the ninth space
    > station.  IMHO I think NASA and the pushers of that painfully foolish name
    > "Alpha" (thanks Mike Boschat) should admit that the Russians (and Soviets
    > before) have been showing up NASA for 30 years on this front.
    > Yes, I'm also a Mir supporter.
    > But more on topic: I love watching them all and will go out tonight to
    > catch Mir for what may be my last chance.
    > -Tyler
    > 
    > TLN wrote -----
    > 
    > >I think the US SkyLab was the first space station.
    > >
    > 
    > 
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