Nasa Skylab News Reference

Author: NASA
Publisher: Periscope Film LLC
ISBN: 1937684849
Release Date: 2012-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Originally created by NASA in 1973 to inform the press corps about America's first space station, this reference contains chapters detailing the station's hardware and systems. It also provides detailed information concerning flight operations, launch facilities, experiments on board, crew training, contractors, and project management.

Skylab

Author: David J. Shayler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 185233407X
Release Date: 2001-05-28
Genre: Science

Between May 1973 and February 1974 three teams of astronauts increased the American space endurance record from 14 days, set in 1965, to three months aboard the Skylab space station in missions lasting 28, 59 and 84 days. American astronauts did not surpass these records for over 20 years until the NASA Mir missions began in 1995. Skylab evolved from plans to use Apollo lunar hardware for extended scientific missions in Earth orbit, becoming a platform for research in solar science, stellar astronomy, space physics, earth resources, life and material sciences. Skylab was where Americans first learned the skill of truly living and working in space, even offering students the chance to fly their own experiments on a manned spacecraft. In Skylab - Americas Space Station, David Shayler chronicles the evolution of the station, its infrastructure on the ground including astronaut training, each of the three manned missions, summary of results, achievements and the lessons learned. The creation of the International Space Station is the real legacy of Skylab as American astronauts once again embark on extended missions around the Earth.

Skylab

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ISBN: OCLC:716742573
Release Date: 1973
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The Space Station Decision

Author: Howard E. McCurdy
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421401768
Release Date: 2010-12-29
Genre: Science

Outstanding Academic Title, 1991, Choice Magazine Although building a space station has been an extraordinary challenge for America's scientists and engineers, the securing and sustaining of presidential approval, congressional support, and long-term funding for the project was an enormous task for bureaucrats. The Space Station Decision examines the history of this controversial initiative and illustrates how bureaucracy shapes public policy. Using primary documents and interviews, Howard E. McCurdy describes the events that led up to the 1984 decision to build a permanently occupied, international space station in low Earth orbit. As he follows the trail of the space station proposal through the labyrinth of White House policy review, McCurdy explains the evolution of the presidential budget review process, the breakup of the cabinet system, the proliferation of subcabinets and Executive Office interagency, the involvement of White House staff in framing issues for presidential review, and the role of bureaucracy in advancing administration legislation on Capitol Hill. Comparing the space station decision to earlier decisions to go to the moon and to build the space shuttle, McCurdy shows how public officials responsible for long-term science and technology policy maneuvered in a political system that demanded short-term flexibility.

Architecture for Astronauts

Author: Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783709106679
Release Date: 2011-10-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Living and working in extra-terrestrial habitats means being potentially vulnerable to very harsh environmental, social, and psychological conditions. With the stringent technical specifications for launch vehicles and transport into space, a very tight framework for the creation of habitable space is set. These constraints result in a very demanding “partnership” between the habitat and the inhabitant. This book is the result of researching the interface between people, space and objects in an extra-terrestrial environment. The evaluation of extra-terrestrial habitats in comparison to the user’s perspective leads to a new framework, comparing these buildings from the viewpoint of human activity. It can be used as reference or as conceptual framework for the purpose of evaluation. It also summarizes relevant human-related design directions. The work is addressed to architects and designers as well as engineers.

NASA SP

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ISBN: UOM:39015008416862
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Aeronautics


Homesteading Space

Author: David Hitt
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803219014
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Science

As the United States and the Soviet Union went from exploring space to living in it, a space station was conceived as the logical successor to the Apollo moon program. But between conception and execution there was the vastness of space itself, to say nothing of monumental technological challenges. Homesteading Space, by two of Skylab s own astronauts and a NASA journalist, tells the dramatic story of America s first space station from beginning to fiery end. Homesteading Space is much more than a story of technological and scientific success; it is also an absorbing, sometimes humorous, often inspiring account of the determined, hardworking individuals who shepherded the program through a near-disastrous launch, a heroic rescue, and an exhausting study of Comet Kohoutek, as well as the lab's ultimate descent into the Indian Ocean. Featuring the unpublished in-flight diary of astronaut Alan Bean, the book is replete with the personal recollections and experiences of the Skylab crew and those who worked with them in training, during the mission, and in bringing them safely home.

JBIS

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ISBN: UOM:39015047812253
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Interplanetary voyages


NASA SP

Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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ISBN: OSU:32435077983559
Release Date: 1962
Genre: Aeronautics


A Dictionary of the Space Age

Author: Paul Dickson
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801895049
Release Date: 2010-05-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This is a must-own reference for space history buffs.