[FPSPACE] Space Station Alpha
Dwayne Allen Day
Thu, 02 Nov 2000 14:21:25 -0500 (EST)
I'm surprised I have not seen any comment on this here yet.
When the Expedition One crew entered the ISS last night they requested
that they be allowed to refer to the station as Space Station Alpha. This
was apparently a universal decision of the crew. Dan Goldin was suprised,
but agreed with the radio call sign for now. Apparently the Russians
don't like this, since it implied that ISS is the first station. They
apparently prefer Beta or even Mir 2.
Frankly, I think Alpha is rather boring. But I think that the most
appropriate name for the ISS is not printable...