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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. 71.102.11.209 (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)

  • Considering this article has been linked from the main page for two days, I can assure you it's not an April Fools joke. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:30, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Orbit ChangesEdit

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.

Jhlister (talk) 03:39, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

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)
WP:SOFIXIT. Modest Genius talk 12:45, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
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