[FPSPACE] TASS: Commission clears flight of new crew, space tourist to ISS
davida at cwo.com
Thu Mar 22 14:07:35 EST 2007
A wild guess is that the flight computer used for the descent may not
be reliable without air to cool it.
At 12:02 PM 3/22/2007, Charles, John B. (JSC-SA2) wrote:
>This bit is interesting: "...The spacemen also handled several imaginary
>emergencies, in particular a depressurization of the spacecraft
>warranting a ballistic re-entry."
>I did not know that a cabin depressurization invoked a ballistic
>re-entry. Seems to me that would make the re-entry phase doubly-hard,
>unless they are afraid that the Sokol-portion of the life support system
>is still at sufficient risk that the increased stress of a ballistic
>re-entry is outweighed by a (slightly?) faster (Anybody know how much
>faster?) return to the sensible atmosphere?
>FPSPACE mailing list
>FPSPACE at friends-partners.org
More information about the FPSPACE