Loc: Hampstead, MD, USA
Originally Posted By: six_of_one
Other stuff I guess I could deal with until she got to the Chinese space station. The thing is in an uncontrolled reentry already, and the capsule she's in just happens to correct its uncontrolled tumble and settle into exactly the right angle / speed / altitude to not burn to a crisp?
Actually, I didn't have an issue with that part. The return capsules aren't aerodynamically stable any way but heat shield down, and a similar scenario took place with soyuz 5. The service module didn't separate, and it entered the atmosphere pointed in the wrong direction. Eventually the service module broke off, and the capsule tumbled a bit then righted itself.
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