Living in space.
Skylab, the 100-ton space station in which nine Americans spent a total of 171 days orbiting the Earth 2,476 times and travelling 70 million miles – many times farther than the distance travelled by all the Apollo astronauts who went to the moon – was undoubtedly one of the most exciting and dramatic experiments in the history of space exploration.
This is the first, detailed account of just what happened in man’s first home away from Earth.
Here is a typical Skylab day with all the problems of men living and working in a weightless state, the erratic relationships among the different crews and with ground control; the complicated workings of space technology; the fascination of the astronauts’ favourite pastime – earth-watching!
But above all, A House in Space is a unique tribute to the courage and endurance of the indomitable human spirit.
Paperback, 156 pages. In very good preloved condition with the exception of a shop stamp on the first page.