|WikiProject Spaceflight||(Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)|
|WikiProject Russia / Technology & engineering / Science & education||(Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)|
|A news item involving Soyuz TMA-08M was featured on Wikipedia's main page in the In the news section on 30 March 2013.|
Soyuz relation to International Space StationEdit
The Soyuz is an independent vehicle. It is not 'on board' the International Space Station. Better to say the Soyuz is 'docked to' or 'docked with' the ISS. Neonorange (talk) 09:55, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
I can't claim expertness, but within the context of the article and My understanding of space "stuff" this would be a very sensible suggestion especially so early into it. If I understand correctly. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 21:54, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
April fools' dayEdit
At first impression, the claim of a quicker route to the ISS sounded to me like an April Fools' joke as one would at first assume that a straight up into space is the quickest. Only at a second thought does its veracity become plausible in light of the motion of Earth and the ISS. I thought I'd make you guys aware of it, although I cannot tell if I am alone in my mistake or how to fix it. --Squidonius (talk) 09:27, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
It would be nice to hear from an expert about the details of how the much quicker rendezvous orbit was achieved, why it was sanctioned this time, what the barriers were to it previously.
cf: the Apollo missions, where the J missions were allowed much more latitude in orbital parameters once experience had been gained. But there were 6 Apollo landings, compared with 107 Soyuz flights.
- This article has some explanations on how the faster approach was accomplished. It would greatly add to the article. Cheers! --WingtipvorteX PTT ∅ 03:52, 7 April 2013 (UTC)