posted on Feb, 3 2003 @ 11:06 PM
Well all this saying "they didn't have that and didn't have this" just isn't going to cut it.
They didn't have a docking collar, which I agreed with, but can't answer a specific aspect, which is why if they did truly feel there was too much
danger, just wait while supplies were brought up, a whole other shuttle would actually have to have gone up though, and remove the science lab.
But...either way I don't think even then they really could have done anything, they were up for 16 days, long for a shuttle, and they don't stock
those things with an abundance of supplies, just enough fuel to get down and probably enough food to eat a breakfast before re-entry.
What should be looked at now, is how long could they have waited before they expired.
I think they would have to wait too long for any other vehicles to be readied, before they dehydrated//suffocated what not.