The three Soyuz crew members take their seats about two hours before launch. Their official titles are Flight Engineer 1 (left seat), Cosmonaut Researcher (right seat), and Commander. For this week’s simulator session, Nik played the role of Commander and I served as Flight Engineer….
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23 May / Launch And Orbital Insertion
21 May / Let The Simulations Begin!
16 May / Home For A Heartbeat
15 May / Ballistic Reentries
If you read about the problems Soyuz TMA 11 encountered on its return to Earth this past April, not to mention the previous Soyuz mission, you’ll know that there are some possible hardware concerns related to the spacecraft and its reentry performance. And if there…