Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story

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Bison Books
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6.11 X 8.93 X 1.33 inches | 1.64 pounds

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About the Author

David Hitt is a journalist, writer, and editor for NASA Educational Technology Services. Owen Garriott is a former NASA astronaut--and one of the first six scientist-astronauts selected in 1965. He was stationed on Skylab in 1973 and later flew STS-9, the first international Spacelab mission. A former NASA astronaut, Joe Kerwin is also one of the first scientist-astronauts selected in 1965 and flew on the first Skylab mission in 1973. Alan Bean is the former spacecraft commander of Skylab 3 and became the fourth man to walk on the moon in 1969. Homer Hickam is a former NASA engineer.


"A worthy account of an important but largely forgotten program. . . . For those who would like to learn more about the achievement, Homesteading Space offers valuable personal recollections from those who were there."--Roger Launius, Air & Space --Roger Launius "Air & Space "
"Savvy consumers of space history have come to expect high quality in the 'Outward Odyssey--A People's History of Spaceflight' series edited by Colin Burgess. This fourth volume definitely does not disappoint."--Rick W./I>--Rick W. Sturdevant "Air Power History "

"Published here for the first time, [Alan] Bean's diary, added to voice transcripts of space walks, produces the you-are-there immediacy that buffs crave."--Gilbert Taylor, Booklist

--Gilbert Taylor "Booklist "
"Homesteading Space is not just about the scientific knowledge that was obtained in orbit--this is the story of the astronauts who conducted the experiments, who lived in space for weeks or months at a time, and how they coped."--Andrew J./DIV>--Andrew J. Liptak "Worlds in a Grain of Sand blog "
"The success of our nation's first space station did not come easily. The challenges were met with vision, courage, and competence. Those who personified these traits forcefully and honestly tell their stories here unfiltered by writers or press. The result is both historically significant and a great read."--Ed Gibson, Skylab III science pilot and author --Ed Gibson
"A well-told saga of Skylab from start to fiery fall."--Coalition for Space Exploration--Coalition for Space Exploration