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Haynes Manual: NASA Skylab

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Haynes Manual: NASA Skylab

22.99

DAVID BAKER

Derived from Apollo hardware, America’s Skylab space station was the first orbiting laboratory to be successfully maintained by separate crews. Illustrated with more than 300 images, diagrams, cutaways and charts, this Manual describes how it was developed, built and operated, and how it was brilliantly rescued from failure after a meteoroid shield accidentally tore loose shortly after launch. Author David Baker then brings his personal insight to bear on how Skylab went on to enjoy three successful periods of occupation, far exceeding its planned lifetime and providing a wealth of scientific and engineering data for long-duration space station missions to come. 

Format: hardback, 270 x 215 x 17 mm

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DAVID BAKER

Derived from Apollo hardware, America’s Skylab space station was the first orbiting laboratory to be successfully maintained by separate crews. Illustrated with more than 300 images, diagrams, cutaways and charts, this Manual describes how it was developed, built and operated, and how it was brilliantly rescued from failure after a meteoroid shield accidentally tore loose shortly after launch. Author David Baker then brings his personal insight to bear on how Skylab went on to enjoy three successful periods of occupation, far exceeding its planned lifetime and providing a wealth of scientific and engineering data for long-duration space station missions to come. 

Format: hardback, 270 x 215 x 17 mm

About the author

Author Dr David Baker worked with NASA on the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programmes between 1965 and 1990. He has written more than 100 books on space flight and military technology and is the former editor of Jane’s Space Directory and Jane’s Aircraft Upgrades. In 1986 he was made a member of the International Academy of Astronautics by NASA manned flight boss George Mueller and is a member of the US Air Force Association and The Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He received the 1998 Rolls-Royce Award for Aerospace Journalist of the Year and in 2005 he was a recipient of the Arthur C Clarke Award. David is currently the editor of SpaceFlight, the monthly space news magazine of the British Interplanetary Society, of which he is a Fellow. He lives in East Sussex, England, with his wife Ann.