I also have some doubts that "Whispering Gallery" actually referred to
the Gemini-B heat shield, as some other Web sites suggest. The footnotes
at the site pointed to by Greg imply something else. Maybe it was a
scheme for coordinating two OV platforms? Or am I falling prey to the
temptation to force code names into convenient conceptual boxes?
"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
> BTW: Its not
> shouting when you capitalize a military branch, thats a command voice being
> implied, not a shrieking civilian. ;-)
No comment. I'm the worst kind of REMF, I never served. :)
Have you seen http://www.fourmilab.to/documents/spaceguns/ ? According
to it, and based on info from the journal of the BIS, Almaz (the SU
counterpart to MOL) actually flew as Salyut 3 and Salyut 5, and they did
carry a rapid-rate cannon. This differs from the info on Almaz at
Dezinformatsiya, learn to love it.
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