Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight)
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 there was the vastness of space itself, to say nothing of monumental technological challenges.Homesteading Space, by two of Skylabs own astronauts and a NASA journalist, tells the dramatic story of Americas first space station from beginning to fiery end. nbsp;Homesteading Spaceis 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, and an exhausting study of Comet Kohoutek, as well as 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 Featuring the unpublished in-flight diary of astronaut Alan Bean, the book is replete with the personal recollections and experiences of the Skylab crew and those who worked with them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. nbsp;For more information about the series, visit www.outwardodyssey.com .
Author: David Hitt, Owen K. Garriott, Joe P. Kerwin
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2008-11-01