Space shuttle

James Iwanek chthon at
Wed Feb 5 04:15:34 PST 2003

Dan Osterrath wrote:

>>>shuttle had the
>>>SpaceLab module in its loading bay so there were no space left for a
>>>docking module. Therefor it could not dock to another shuttle, soyuz
>>>rocket or the ISS.
>> 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. And there were no other vehicle reachable for the Columbia.
> PS: This mail keeps unsigned, as I'm at the university. So trust this
> mail or not. :-)

couldnt one astronaut carry back an empty suit to the shuttle? then after 7
trips back and foward all astronauts would be on the station - or is this
too simple?

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