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Homesteading Space : The Skylab Story
by David Hitt and Owen Garriott and Joe Kerwin


Overview - 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 stood the vastness of space itself, to say nothing of the monumental technological challenges.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 stood the vastness of space itself, to say nothing of the 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, an exhausting study of Comet Kohoutek, and 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 Featuring the unpublished in-flight diary of astronaut Alan Bean, the book is replete with the personal recollections and experiences of the Skylab crew and those who worked with them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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780803236394
  • ISBN-10: 0803236395
  • Publisher: Bison Books
  • Publish Date: November 2011
  • Page Count: 540
  • Dimensions: 8.93 x 6.11 x 1.33 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.64 pounds

Series: Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight

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