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Homesteading space : the Skylab story

Author: David Hitt; Owen K Garriott; Joe Kerwin
Publisher: Lincoln, Nebr. : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008.
Series: Outward odyssey.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hitt, David.
Homesteading space.
Lincoln, Nebr. : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)971575154
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Hitt; Owen K Garriott; Joe Kerwin
ISBN: 0803224346 9780803224346
OCLC Number: 221147767
Description: xxvi, 520 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: From the ground up --
The homesteaders --
Getting ready to fly --
Fifty-six days in a can --
A tour of Skylab --
Ten days in May --
"We fix anything" --
"Marooned" --
High performance --
Sprinting a marathon --
Science on Skylab --
What goes up --
The legacy of Skylab --
Appendix : Alan Bean's In-flight diary.
Series Title: Outward odyssey.
Responsibility: David Hitt, Owen Garriott, and Joe Kerwin ; foreword by Homer Hickam.
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