ERIC Number: ED059041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Space Station: Key to the Future.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
The possible applications, advantages and features of an advanced space station to be developed are considered in a non-technical manner in this booklet. Some of the areas of application considered include the following: the detection of large scale dynamic earth processes such as changes in snow pack, crops, and air pollution levels; the development of new industrial processing and technology in space, such as metal foam, growing crystals, and levitation melting; scientific research in astronomy, life science, and physics. The space station design and environment as well as the space shuttle transportation system are described. Many large drawings illustrate the space station and its operation. (PR)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aerospace Technology, Astronomy, Earth Science, Instructional Materials, Resource Materials, Space Sciences
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.45)
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Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.