Re: US-Russian Crew Launching to Space Station in Record Time

From: Bill Bard (
Date: Thu Mar 07 2013 - 17:35:48 UTC

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    The sentence itself doesn't say that which can cause confusion.
    I believe Gemini 8 is the first to do it in 1966 in 6.5 hours. I had trouble finding any record of the USSR or Russians doing it previously quicker than 1 day. Do you have any specifics?
    On Mar 7, 2013, at 11:50 AM, Chris Jones <> wrote:
    > On Thu 07 Mar 2013 08:28:45 AM EST Bill Bard <> wrote:
    >> NASA has said they wanted to do it a few times to check things out but may
    >> go back to the multi day trip because its more relaxed and more forgiving
    >> to problems. They might use the quick ascent when they need to get samples
    >> or something to the station quickly.
    >> Contrary to the article, this wouldn't be the first manned use of this
    >> technique. This was first demonstrated during Gemini in the 1960's.
    > The article says this is the first use of this technique to fly a crew to
    > ISS, which is true.
    > Both the Russians (Soviets) and the US did first day rendezvous and docking
    > earlier in their programs.  Gemini 11 demonstrated a first orbit docking, in
    > fact.
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