Minimum crew size for the rescue mission. based on the rendezvous/ proximity operations and EVA tasks, would be four astronauts - Commander (CDR), ... perform the rendezvous and extended pmximity operations (8-9 hours of manual flying) and perform the EVA assist functions. ... There were 9 EVA astronauts, 7 CDRs. and 7 PLTs available in January 2003 who would have met these requirements.
|Title||:||Columbia Accident Investigation Board, Report Volume 2, October 2003, * (NOTE: DISTRIBUTION LIMITED TO REGIONAL LIBRARIES ONLY).|