[FPSPACE] 40th anniv of Soyuz-5 near-disaster
Charles, John B. (JSC-SA2)
John.B.Charles at nasa.gov
Tue Jan 13 10:03:05 EST 2009
I wonder if the break-away connectors between the reentry module and the instrument unit were in place at the time of Soyuz 5, or if they were specifically developed as a result of Soyuz 5. I am refering to the revelation, after the two consecutive recent Soyuz ballistic re-entries, that the connectors are designed to burn away even if their explosive bolts do not fire, and thus allow the reentry module to orient correctly for reentry.
From: fpspace-bounces at friends-partners.org [mailto:fpspace-bounces at friends-partners.org] On Behalf Of James Oberg
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Subject: [FPSPACE] 40th anniv of Soyuz-5 near-disaster
Coming up on the 40th anniversary of Volynov's near-death experience
on Soyuz-5 entry. The following link is the TV program that he showed us
at Star City in October 2005. I'd sure like to get an English translation of
the transcript. When he narrated it for us, he pointed out areas where
the re-enactment was not accurate.
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