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Skylab : America's Space Station - David J. Shayler

Skylab

America's Space Station

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Published: 28th May 2001
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Skylab is not just a story of space hardware and space science, but also of space explorers and pioneers. Using official NASA documentation and interviews with the astronauts and key personnel, the inside story of Skylab is presented as the story unfolds. An evaluation of the lessons learnt from the programme and how these were, or were not, incorporated into the Space Shuttle and Space Station programme is also offered to present the value of Skylab in the context of the current programme, 25 years after the last crew came home.

Foreword
Author's preface
Acknowledgements
List of illustrations, plates and tables
Acronyms and abbreviations
Prologue
Originsp. 1
Theories and dreamsp. 1
The Apollo Applications Programp. 19
Refining the flight schedulep. 36
Preparing for Flightp. 49
The lost Apollosp. 49
The Skylab-1 (OWS) missionp. 68
Ground support facilitiesp. 84
The Human Elementp. 101
The original astronautsp. 102
Astronaut Office technical assignmentsp. 108
Programme changes, 1968-1970p. 118
Skylab trainingp. 126
SMEAT: the forgotten Skylab missionp. 141
Flight Operationsp. 154
SMEAT: 56 days in a canp. 154
Skylab 1: the launch of the Orbital Workshopp. 163
Skylab 2: 'We can fix anything!'p. 176
Skylab 3: the second manned missionp. 201
Skylab 4: the third manned missionp. 225
Research Fieldsp. 255
Sciencep. 255
Habitabilityp. 283
Summaryp. 295
Beyond Skylabp. 297
Revisit, reboost and re-entry, 1974-1979p. 297
The legacy, 1974-2001p. 315
Appendixp. 336
Bibliographyp. 365
Indexp. 369
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781852334079
ISBN-10: 185233407X
Series: Springer-Praxis Books in Space Exploration
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 28th May 2001
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.49 x 16.82  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.9