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Article “” by Published in Abstract The Skylab Program was established as a precursor space station with the multiple objectives of proving the worth of a permanent...

Article “” by Published in Abstract Like today, the 1980s and 1990s saw a wave of commercial space activity as firms sought to capture a piece of...

Article “” by Published in Abstract Recently discovered publicity documents from 1961 promote an outdoor exhibition of Lockheed’s missiles and rockets. Citation Powell, Joel W. “Lockheed’s Avenue...

Article “” by Published in Winner: 2022 Sacknoff Prize for Space History Abstract The culture of cosmonautics represents a set of practices, representations, and material objects that imagine...

Article “” by Published in Abstract Saunders Kramer was an early space pioneer. As an engineer for Lockheed, he received an early 1960s patent for space station...

Article “” by Published in Abstract The following is an account written by a Soviet journalist and space scientist of the Soviet-American “space experiment,” Soyuz-Apollo, providing a...

Article “” by Published in Abstract The Magellan mission to Venus, a combined effort of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Martin Marietta, and the Hughes Aircraft Company, was one...

Article “” by Published in Abstract If you are the US government, what do you do with 1,350 surplus Minuteman IA motors (from 450, three-stage solid-fueled missiles)...

Article “” by Published in Abstract As NASA began flying the Space Shuttle and sought approval for a space station in the early 1980s, NASA’s Marshall Space...

Article “” by Published in Abstract There are space enthusiasts, including this author, who still lament the cancellation of the US Air Force’s Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL)...