Russia cancels space lab flyabout

Washington (AFP) March 1, 2011 A plan for Russia’s Soyuz capsule to fly around the International Space Station and take pictures of the US shuttle Discovery and other global spacecraft was deemed too risky, NASA said Tuesday. “It was kind of a late proposal that we do this,” largely because the US shuttle was delayed from its initial November launch plan due to technical problems, said NASA spokesman John Ira Petty. ”


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