Re: ETS-VII a "first"?

Craig Cholar (3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL)
Fri, 28 Nov 97 14:39:48 PST

Hello, it's me again.  :-)
I quoted from the NASDA website a statement that ETS-VII (or ETS-7)
"will be the world's first attempt at such an experiment."

William H. Leininger replied:
>I can see that, with two vehicles launched as one piece, both being of
>different design, that it can be differentiated.  But what makes it
>sufficiently different to take the title of first automatic/remote      ng
>docking away from  Kosmos 186/188, on October 30, 1967?

Not knowing the details of Kosmos 186/188, I can't comment one way or
the other, but if you think NASDA made a mistake on their webpage
you could send a note to to see what they
might have to say.

The page with the disputed claim is:

Craig Cholar