Skylab: The Human Side of a Scientific Mission

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This work attempts to focus on the human side of Skylab, America's first space station, from 1973 to 1974. The thesis begins by showing some context for Skylab, especially in light of the Cold War and the “space race” between the United States and the Soviet Union. The development of the station, as well as the astronaut selection process, are traced from the beginnings of NASA. The focus then shifts to changes in NASA from the Apollo missions to Skylab, as well as training, before highlighting the three missions to the station. The work then attempts to show the significance ... continued below

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Johnson, Michael P. May 2007.

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This work attempts to focus on the human side of Skylab, America's first space station, from 1973 to 1974. The thesis begins by showing some context for Skylab, especially in light of the Cold War and the “space race” between the United States and the Soviet Union. The development of the station, as well as the astronaut selection process, are traced from the beginnings of NASA. The focus then shifts to changes in NASA from the Apollo missions to Skylab, as well as training, before highlighting the three missions to the station. The work then attempts to show the significance of Skylab by focusing on the myriad of lessons that can be learned from it and applied to future programs.

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Johnson, Michael P. Skylab: The Human Side of a Scientific Mission, thesis, May 2007; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3659/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .