[FPSPACE] Almaz station image
davida at cwo.com
Fri Jun 15 09:36:59 EDT 2007
The photo was on this site:
At 04:39 AM 6/15/2007, Kosmos327 at aol.com wrote:
>This particular point of view, combined with an absence of the Proton
>adapter ring normally seen in pre-flight photos, does make
>the station appear
>longer than it really is.
>There is a small low-res photo of this station with the launch shroud in the
>NPO Mash 60 year history booklet which I can scan and forward.
>If I may ask ... how did you happen to come across this image?
>David L. Rickman
>In a message dated 5/23/2007 11:59:25 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>davida at cwo.com writes:
>h/EA+station at krunichev.jpg
>I have never seen an image of this NPO Mash module from this point of
>view - is it my imagination or is the 2.9 meter diameter section much
>longer than on the flown Almaz modules? This section seems at least
>as long as the FGB 2.9 meter section, and it would appear to be too
>long for the 1980's version of the Proton payload shroud. Or maybe not.
>What is odd is that the interior shots of this module show a 2.9
>meter section much shorter than the external view.
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