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Von Braun wheel type space station

Module Habitat on Mars

Inside of a Lunar Habitat Module

Space Station Habitat in Earth's orbit

Inside this page you have

- Some Videos of ISS, International Space Station, Detailed Tour, His construction, Explanation for the Bathroom and the FOOD

-Also... Historic Tour of the First American Space Station, SKYLAB, and the Complete Flight of Gemeni 8


Skylab was a space station launched and operated by NASA (the space agency of the United States) and was the U.S.'s first space station. Skylab orbited the Earth from 1973 to 1979, and included a workshop, a solar observatory, and other systems. It was launched unmanned by a modified Saturn V rocket, with a mass of 169,950 pounds (77 t).[1] Three manned missions to the station, conducted between 1973 and 1974 using the Apollo Command/Service Module (CSM) atop the smaller Saturn IB, each delivered a three-astronaut crew. On the last two manned missions, an additional Apollo / Saturn IB stood by ready to rescue the crew in orbit if it was needed.
Skylab included the Apollo Telescope Mount, which was a multi-spectral solar observatory, Multiple Docking Adapter (with two docking ports), Airlock Module with EVA hatches, and the Orbital Workshop, the main habitable volume. Electrical power came from solar arrays, as well as fuel cells in the docked Apollo CSM. The rear of the station included a large waste tank, propellant tanks for maneuvering jets, and a heat radiator. The station was damaged during launch when the micrometeoroid shield separated from the workshop and tore away, taking one of two main solar panel arrays with it and jamming the other one so that it could not deploy. This deprived Skylab of most of its electrical power, and also removed protection from intense solar heating, threatening to make it unusable. The first crew was able to save it in the first ever in-space major repair, by deploying a replacement heat shade and freeing the jammed solar panels.

Vintage NASA documentary about Skylab. Interesting comments by the astronauts early in the film about the reasons why humans should explore space. Skylab was America's only space station. It's legacy serves as a reminder of America as a great space power.

Credit: NASA/JSC Skylab. This is the story of the three missions, the nine astronauts, and their 171 days in the manned laboratory. Crisscrossing 70 per cent of the Earth's land area, Skylab's sensors gathered information about many features of the planet. Actor E. G. Marshall is host and moderator.

Astronaut Jack Lousma takes viewers on a tour of the Skylab Space Station in this 45 minute broadcast.

Gemini 8 - We've Got Serious Problems Here (Full Mission 03) The third of four intended videos which will cover the entire flight of Gemini 8. 
The mission transcript is available here http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/missi...

The crew perform the first docking of two spacecraft in orbit, which is followed, not long afterwards, with the near catastrophic incident. Unknown to the crew, a thruster on Gemini becomes stuck open and the docked spacecraft begin to yaw. Thinking the issue is with the Agena, the crew seperate from it, but the yaw turns into a spin as the thruster continues to spew fuel out the side of the spacecraft. As the crew regains contact with CSQ the drama unfolds.....

In the first video I added captions to the video. I have decided, due to time constraints, not to do this for subsequent videos. I hope that the viewing is not spoiled because of this. I have added in the communication from the crew at the incident point.

Orbiter Space Simulator is used where actual video is not available. The orbital inclinations and orbital burns are simulated. I do not know if these are the way the actual events were. The in between ground station HD video is from ISS.

Space habitat: where, how & what kinds?




USSR EPIc space story

Salyut 6 (Russian: Салют-6; lit. Salute 6), DOS-5, was a Soviet orbital space station, the eighth flown as part of the Salyut programme. Launched on 29 September 1977 by a Proton rocket, the station was the first of the 'second-generation' type of space station. Salyut 6 possessed several revolutionary advances over the earlier Soviet space stations, which it nevertheless resembled in overall design. These included the addition of a second docking port, a new main propulsion system and the station's primary scientific instrument, the BST-1M multispectral telescope. The addition of the second docking port made crew handovers and station resupply by unmanned Progress freighters possible for the first time. The early Salyut stations had no means of resupply or removing accumulated garbage (aside from the limited amount that cosmonauts could carry in their Soyuz spacecraft), nor could the propulsion system be refueled once it exhausted its propellant supply. Consequently, once the consumables launched with the station were used up, its mission had to be concluded and as a result, manned missions had a maximum duration of three months. Progress spacecraft could now bring fresh supplies and propellant and also be used to dispose of waste, which was then destroyed once the spacecraft was deorbited.

Five crew residencies took place over the station's lifespan, in late 1977-early 1978, late 1978, mid-1979, mid-1980, and early 1981, including cosmonauts from Warsaw Pact countries as part of the Intercosmos programme. These crews were responsible for carrying out the primary missions of Salyut 6, including astronomy, Earth-resources observations and the study of the effect of spaceflight on the human body. Following the completion of these missions and the launch of its successor, Salyut 7, Salyut 6 was deorbited on 29 July 1982, almost five years after its launch.

Salyut 7 (Russian: Салют-7; English: Salute 7) (aka DOS-6) was a space station in low Earth orbit from April 1982 to February 1991. It was first manned in May 1982 with two crew via Soyuz T-5, and last visited in June 1986, by Soyuz T-15. Various crew and modules were used over its lifetime, including a total of 12 manned and 15 unmanned launches. Supporting spacecraft included the Soyuz T, Progress, and TKS spacecraft.

It was part of the Soviet Salyut programme, and launched on 19 April 1982 on a Proton rocket from Site 200/40 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in what was then the Soviet Union. Salyut 7 was part of the transition from "monolithic" to "modular" space stations, acting as a testbed for docking of additional modules and expanded station operations. It was the tenth space station of any kind launched. Salyut 7 was the last Space Station of the Salyut Program, which was replaced by Mir.