Friday, December 12, 2014

Skylab / ASTP

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"Skylab/ASTP" is the volume of Growing Up With Spaceflight that covers what could easily have been an exciting era for any space-buff; Skylab! But, as the author was to discover, it was one of the periods of US spaceflight that was the least covered by the news media. So, although America had astronauts continuously in space for the better part of 10 months, that fact could easily have been missed.

By the way, if you think you know how the Skylab workshop was actually damaged during its boost into space, you may want to read this book. The actual post flight report does not match any documentary that you've seen, including those put out by NASA itself. They almost lost the whole damned Saturn V.

As the United States moved its space program from advancing human civilization to advancing Nixon's geo-political ambitions with the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP), the author, now a high school kid, finds himself facing a true space-buff's a dilemma. Should he stick by the family TV set and take in every precious moment of network TV coverage of the mission, or spend the weekend up at the lake with his new girlfriend? What choice would you make while growing up with spaceflight?

The Skylab/ASTP volume is available NOW!

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