[FPSPACE] The Red Stuff
26 Oct 2000 16:44:22 -0400
Larry Klaes <email@example.com> writes:
How did the fate of Soyuz 1 and its stuck solar panel
affect Soyuz 4?
At 07:48 AM 10/24/2000 -0400, Chris Jones wrote:
>So, in a strange irony, the failure of the solar panel on Komarov's Soyuz 1 to
>deploy saved the lives of Bykovsky, Khrunov, and Yeliseyev. Spooky. (And they
>reportedly vehemently opposed the decision to cancel their flight.)
Note I said *Bykovsky*, not Volynov. The three I mentioned were the prime crew
for the planned Soyuz 2 flight, which was canceled when Komarov ran into
trouble. As was pointed out, their Soyuz suffered from the same parachute
issues which Soyuz 1 had, and likely would have failed in the same way.