Space shuttle

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Wed Feb 5 03:50:11 PST 2003


On Wed, 5 Feb 2003 11:43:47 +0000 (UTC)
do3 at mail.inf.tu-dresden.de (Dan Osterrath) wrote:

> > why couldnt they take turns to spacewalk to another vehicle?

> As I wrote later: there are only 2 spacewalk suits on board of every 
> shuttle.

So take turns.

> And there were no other vehicle reachable for the Columbia.

So I assume - but how close could they have gotten to another vehicle?
can the arm 'throw' an astronaut? how far wiull the thrusters carry
them?
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