Topic: Voskhod 1: Maximum extended mission duration
Lou Chinal Member
Posts: 1013 From: Staten Island, NY Registered: Jun 2007
posted 02-22-2014 03:31 PM
It has been alluded to several times that Voskhod 1 could have remained in space longer. Does anyone know how much longer?
My guess is three days. With three people on board that comes out to 9 man days. That's stretching the Vostok/Voskhod spacecraft, but that is just a guess.
Posts: 650 From: Staten Island, New York USA Registered: Nov 2007
posted 04-02-2014 01:21 PM
Like the Gemini 5 and 7 missions, that would have been one smelly capsule after a while!
Interesting to note that the order to return to Earth included the cryptic remark "There is more in heaven and earth than is dreamt of in your philosophy..." This may have been due to the fact that Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was deposed from power during the flight.
Posts: 257 From: Bratislava, Slovakia Registered: Apr 2009
posted 04-02-2014 11:56 PM
That "cryptic" remark has been made by Korolyov closing the discussion with the commander Komarov who asked for the flight prolongation.
There were plans for the twenty days flight of Voschod 3 with two cosmonauts onboard (Volynov and Shonin) and then some other extended missions, however, after Korolyov´s death and Soyuz era coming these plans were cancelled.