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Homesteading space : the Skylab story

Author: David Hitt; Owen K Garriott; Joe Kerwin
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008.
Series: Outward odyssey.
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Tells the story of America's first space station from beginning to end. This work provides an account of the determined, hardworking individuals who shepherded the program through a near-disastrous  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hitt, David.
Homesteading space.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008017968
(OCoLC)221147767
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Hitt; Owen K Garriott; Joe Kerwin
ISBN: 9780803219014 0803219016
OCLC Number: 299180503
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 520 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Foreword by Homer Hickam; Preface; Acknowledgements; Acronyms1. Skylab: From the Ground Up; 2. The Homesteaders; 3. Getting Ready to Fly; 4. SMEAT: 56 Days in a Can; 5. A Tour of Skylab; 6. Saving Skylab: Ten Days in May; 7. Skylab I: "We Fix Anything"; 8. "Marooned"; 9. Skylab II: High Performance; 10. Skylab III: Sprinting a Marathon; 11. Science On Skylab; 12. What Goes Up...; 13. The Legacy of SkylabAppendix: Alan Bean's In-Flight Diary; Bibliography
Series Title: Outward odyssey.
Responsibility: David Hitt, Owen Garriott, and Joe Kerwin ; foreword by Homer Hickam.

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