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An evaluation of Skylab habitability hardwareFor effective mission performance, participants in space missions lasting 30-60 days or longer must be provided with hardware to accommodate their personal needs. Such habitability hardware was provided on Skylab. Equipment defined as habitability hardware was that equipment composing the food system, water system, sleep system, waste management system, personal hygiene system, trash management system, and entertainment equipment. Equipment not specifically defined as habitability hardware but which served that function were the Wardroom window, the exercise equipment, and the intercom system, which was occasionally used for private communications. All Skylab habitability hardware generally functioned as intended for the three missions, and most items could be considered as adequate concepts for future flights of similar duration. Specific components were criticized for their shortcomings.
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Conference Paper
Stokes, J.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, Ala., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1974
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AAS PAPER 74-135
Meeting Information
Annual Meeting(Los Angeles, CA)
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