[FPSPACE] Fwd: Progress 44 fails to reach orbit
pao.ulivi at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 12:58:50 EDT 2011
perhaps the Russians could start calling STS-1 the first ISS assembly flight
and so on... just to avoid confusion...
On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 6:53 PM, Chris Jones <clj at panix.com> wrote:
> On 08/26/2011 12:43 PM, David M Harland wrote:
>> At 17:33 26/08/2011, Paolo Ulivi wrote:
>>> will they ever stop calling it Progress 44? Its' PROGRESS M-12M!!!
>>> there is no such thing as a "Progress 44"!!!
>> Strictly it is mission 44P in the ISS schedule.
> Only according to NASA.
> And NASA always referred to "Expedition NN crew on STS-XYZ" (i.e. they
> didn't rename THEIR OWN launchers, ONLY ones they don't own).
> Similarly, they always gave both names (e.g. ATK-X, on <scientist or
> author name>) for European resupply missions.
> They've never (IMO) justified this rude practice directed at the
> Russians, resorting to such dissembling as "well, that's what we call
> them to avoid confusion, since that's what we call them" and "the
> Russians don't seem to mind". I notice that the Russians always use
> the names THEY'VE chosen, not the NASA substitutes.
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