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Accuracy of Soyuz vs Apollo landings

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  • Accuracy of Soyuz vs Apollo landings

    Watching a program about Scott Kelly, Jeffery Kluger (Lost Moon, Apollo made a comment along the lines of how returning from space has never been acurate and required large spaces, which is why the US used the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans, and the Soviets/Russians used Kazhistan.

    But IIRC, Apollo had the opposite problem, and a think a TindallGram suggested deliberately offstting the landing spot away from the carrier to make sure the capsule did not land on it.

    So why was Apollo so much more accurate than Soyuz? Was it because of the small number of missions and, given time, the accuracy would have degraded with a larger sample?