[FPSPACE] STILL missing Soviet/Russian space photos
davida at cwo.com
Tue Jun 20 23:35:11 EDT 2006
Thanks for the link.
Actually, I was a little too vague in my message, I was looking
specifically for interior inflight views of the military Salyuts. One
gets the impression that the crews of the military Salyuts forgot to
At 11:43 AM 6/20/2006, Sven Grahn wrote:
>For a picture of military Salyuts see:
>----- Original Message ----- From: "David Anderman" <davida at cwo.com>
>To: <fpspace at friends-partners.org>
>Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 6:06 PM
>Subject: [FPSPACE] STILL missing Soviet/Russian space photos
>>Despite the recent flood of information about Soviet space
>>activities, there still remain many mysteries about some programs,
>>and even some public spacecraft are poorly photographed; some examples:
>>Kvant (1) module: although diagrams show the interior of this module
>>to be as large as the Mir large working compartment, I have never
>>seen a photograph of the Kvant interior, except for shots showing the
>>transfer compartment filled with trash (Shuttle Mir).
>>Cosmos 1686: I cannot recall a photo of the interior of this, or
>>other Salyut FGB-class modules.
>>Cosmos 1669: Was this a Progress? Was this some sort of test? Has
>>this been resolved? Where are the photos of the interior of
>>Progress during the Salyut and Mir programs?
>>Military Salyut (Almaz): Although some histories of this program have
>>been published, where are the photos?
>>Polyus: Apart from photos of the external shroud, are there photos of
>>the actual spacecraft? Polyus is described as having a docking port,
>>but was it probe and cone, or APAS?
>>Kvant (1)/Service Module: Where are the photos of this one-off combination?
>>Soyuz orbital module: Despite hundreds of photos of crews inside the
>>descent module, photos of the orbital module interior, apart from
>>Apollo-Soyuz, are very rare, despite the orbital module's relatively
>>spacious size, compared with the descent module. Soyuz crews spent
>>long days inside the orbital module in transit to space stations, but
>>apparently don't have time to take photos.
>>ISS Soyuz "taxi" crews: They don't seem to bring cameras with them,
>>because few of the galleries devoted to these missions publish photos
>>that NASA doesn't provide (there are a couple of exceptions). Even
>>Mark Shuttleworth has never published many, if any, photos of his
>>Its possible that some of these "missing" photos are just oversights,
>>as mission planners and astronauts are busy, and don't spend much
>>time thinking what we civilians might want to see, but in some cases,
>>missing photos might have some significance.
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