SP-400 Skylab, Our First Space Station

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Skylab, Our First Space Station


Edited by Leland F. Belew


Prepared by: George C. Marshall Space Flight Center


Scientific and Technical Information Office

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Washington, D.C. 1977


This combination of two pictures shows a crystal grown in space and an astronaut operating scientific instrument aboard Skylab.

Skylab provided a laboratory where materials processing occurred beyond the reach of gravity...


- Contents -




Chapter 1: The Challenge of Skylab.

Chapter 2: Our First Space Station.

Chapter 3: "We Can Fix Anything".

Chapter 4: Rendezvous and Repair.

Chapter 5: The First Manned Period.

Chapter 6: The Space Station Unmanned.

Chapter 7: The Second Manned Period.

Chapter 8: Skylab, A Ground and Space Partnership.

Chapter 9: The Third Manned Period.

Chapter 10: The Legacy of Skylab.

Mission Summary.

Editor's Note.



A combination of two Earth observation pictures illustrating Skylab's possibility to study the Earth and its vast resources.

...looked inward to Earth to study its vast resources....