NASA SKYLAB OWNERS' WORKSHOP MANUAL 1969-1979


NASA SKYLAB OWNERS' WORKSHOP MANUAL 1969-1979

DAVID BAKER    Book Number: 89013    Product format: Hardback

America's Skylab Space Station was the first operational orbiting laboratory successfully occupied and revisited by astronauts, achieving the world's first scientific workshop maintained by separate teams of crew members. It was a unique development of Apollo hardware, combining rocket stages and manned space vehicles built for the Moon programme with new modules and experiments uniquely developed for human occupation and operation in Earth orbit. From the visual and exciting Haynes series, this Manual describes the origin and evolution of Skylab and the several separate elements designed for long duration flight, and how the subsystems operate and performed during three long expeditions. It is also a story of human endeavour and failure. Crippled shortly after launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, when the meteoroid shield tore loose, engineers developed tools, equipment and techniques to allow the first crew to erect a sunshade to protect the laboratory from the searing heat of the Sun. Later the same crew successfully deployed a solar array stuck fast when another array had been ripped off as a result of problems during the launch. Read about the waste tank, AFT support structure and radiator, the thruster attitude control system, the environmental/thermal control subsystem, airlock module, multiple docking adapter, Apollo telescope mount and the payload shroud, explained by way of spectacular colour photographs and diagrams for example of electrical components and charts. Read how the astronauts take their blood pressure, urine and faeces collection, weightlessness and light-hearted play. 300 colour images, 204 large pages.
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ISBN 9781785210655
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