06 March 2017

A Chronological Presentation: Space Station 1.0

Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide, a member the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 32 crew, captures a self-portrait during a 5 September 2012 spacewalk. Reflected in his faceplate are U.S., Japanese, and European components of the ISS silhouetted against the Earth and, above his reflected right hand, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams. The brilliant Sun glaring past Hoshide's shoulder and the camera artifacts it creates make an already fascinating image particularly striking. Image credit: NASA
My blog is only accidentally chronological in arrangement; because of this, occasionally I feel the need to compile a chronological listing of posts on a given topic as an aid to reader understanding. This is one of those times, and the topic this time around is space stations. Enjoy!

One-Man Space Station (August 1960)

Space Station Gemini (December 1962)

Space Station Resupply: The 1963 Plan to Turn the Apollo Spacecraft Into a Space Freighter (November 1963)

"Assuming That Everything Goes Perfectly Well in the Apollo Program. . ." (January 1967)

"A True Gateway": Robert Gilruth's June 1968 Space Station Presentation

McDonnell Douglas Phase B Space Station (June 1970)

From Monolithic to Modular: NASA Establishes a Baseline Configuration for a Shuttle-Launched Space Station (July 1970)

An Alternate Station/Shuttle Evolution: Spirit of '76 (August 1970?)

A Bridge from Skylab to Station/Shuttle: Interim Space Station Program (April 1971)

Skylab-Salyut Space Laboratory (June 1972)

What If a Crew Became Stranded On Board the Skylab Space Station? (October 1972)

Reviving and Reusing Skylab in the Space Shuttle Era: NASA Marshall's November 1977 Pitch to NASA Headquarters

Evolution vs. Revolution: The 1970s Struggle for NASA's Future (1978)

Bridging the Gap Between Space Station and Mars: The IMUSE Strategy (July 1985)

Naming the Space Station (1988)

The 1991 Plan to Turn Space Shuttle Columbia Into a Low-Cost Space Station (July-September 1991)

NASA's 1992 Plan to Land Soyuz Lifeboats in Australia (November 1992)

More Information

A Chronological Presentation: The Apollo-to-Shuttle Transition 1.0

4 comments:

  1. I think that the astronaut is Aki Hoshide on ISS Expedition 32, with Sunita Williams also visible in the reflections on his helmet visor. Source:
    https://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-32/html/iss032e025258.html

    If you're wondering how I found it, I just noticed that the filename included the words "selfportrait_iss032" so I went looking for photos from an ISS mission 32.

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    1. Almost forgot - I'll amend the caption later today. Thanks again.

      dsfp

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  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to research the image. Normally I wouldn't put up a caption along the lines of "I don't know what this is," but I really like the image and didn't have time yesterday to think about how to track it down. So, I figured I'd research it this week. You've saved me the time and effort, which I can now apply to my next post. Again, I thank you.

    dsfp

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  3. An Alternate Station/Shuttle Evolution: Spirit of '76 (August 1970?)

    A Bridge from Skylab to Station/Shuttle: Interim Space Station Program (April 1971)

    Skylab-Salyut Space Laboratory (June 1972)

    I really enjoy these three. They could be the starting point for alternate space history.

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