Skylab and the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project suit systems (1969–1975)
Skylab and the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) built on the Apollo program by using vehicles, certified suit designs, and existing hardware. However, Skylab and ASTP were both a change in direction from Apollo. Where Apollo was a race to the Moon, Skylab was meant to establish long-duration U.S. manned presence in easily accessible space and ASTP attempted to build cooperation with a nation that was still a philosophical and potentially military adversary.
KeywordsCombustion Mercury Manifold Lithium Torque
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