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originally posted by: NonsensicalUserName
eh; soyuz has been in operation since the late 1960's;
if its one thing that the russian space-program is good at its not fixing what isn't broke. (hence after soyuz 1 and soyuz 11 there were some changes made, but overall the capsule remained relatively the same.)
The US went through Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, The Space Shuttle,
while USSR/Russia went through
Vostok, Voskhod, and Soyuz.
SpaceX and really the whole commercial crew effort is so successful mostly because its not using traditional means of contracting.
originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: TritonTaranis
And for 4 years you were basicaly russia bitch when it came to civilan space.
Sorry it dont wash, the monkeys in suites that direct nasa should have had a new craft ready too roll out as soon as the shuttle was retired.
In fact NASA should have had a cheap, simple crew transport craft running in tangent to the shuttle.
Thankfully NASA has caught up nearly but id be asking queations still.
originally posted by: liejunkie01
a reply to: crazyewok
I see you always pushing the Gemini capsule for a taxi comments.(ETA. maybe pushing is the wrong word, but it is what I came up with)
I am not trying to be rude, but I would like to know,
What kind of taxi would it be with only 2 astronauts aboard.
That would take seven trips up to put seven astronauts in orbit because after all there had to be a pilot.
It only had 2.55 cu meters of space.
I have stood next to the Gemini space capsule at the St louis Science Center. Do you have any idea how small it actually is?
Gemini served it's purpose. It was time to move on.
originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
a reply to: Xcathdra
Look How Much Nicer The Interior Of Elon Musk's Space Capsule Is Compared To The Soyuz - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Here is Boeings idea for a capsule...
More pics at the link...
originally posted by: NoRulesAllowed
Soyuz is working reliable since the 60s - .
We can't even get along with each other on our own planet, nevermind in the universe
“Perhaps we need some outside universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world.”