[amsat-bb] Re: April 12 - Yuri & ARISSat-1
saguaroastro at cox.net
Thu Mar 3 11:20:53 PST 2011
If you want to get technical, Gagarin did actually do an EVA of sorts. The Russians were not sure he'd survive the landing so at 50,000 feet they had him bail out of the ship and parachute down. They kept this secret for quite some time as they were afraid that we'd claim some kind of foul and use that to claim Sheppard was the first true space traveler. I think this became public knowledge sometime in the '80's after the fall of the USSR.
So, like I said, "technically" you could call it an EVA, since he left his ship while it was airborne.
---- Rocky Jones <orbitjet at hotmail.com> wrote:
> We can celebrate many things about Yuri Gagarin, but one of them is not his space walk.
> You probably meant "space flight"...Alex Leoniv did the first space walk followed by Ed White..
> As for ArISSat... oh dear. so many thoughts...Robert G. Oler WB5MZO 5N something and ARRL AMSAT NARS life member
> > From: clintbradford at mac.com
> > Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 15:53:04 -0800
> > To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> > CC: ariss-ops at amsat.org
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] April 12 - Yuri & ARISSat-1
> > Yes, we are all disappointed that the deployment of ARISSat-1 has been delayed - in direct violation of handshakes and written agreements.
> > But that does not mean that we should ignore the historical event that April 12 is bringing us: the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's space walk.
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