Mda Dynamic Test Article Being Lowered Onto Factory Trailer

JULY 2 In a letter, NASA Associate Administrator for Manned Space Flight, Dale D. Myers, wrote Dr. Rees requesting participation in a review of the Apollo and Skylab Programs. He wrote that the review would be a follow-up to the report of the Apollo 13 Review Board which included recommendation No. 9 that, in essence, called for a reassessment of all Apollo spacecraft subsystems, and the engineering organizations responsible for them at MSFC and its prime contractors. Mr. Myers added that the...

Rollout Of Sl At

And mission readiness of SL-1 and SL-2 missions were completed in the Flight Readiness Review at KSC. Items covered in the review ranged from modules' and launch vehicles' readiness to missions and operations support. Launch time for SL 1 would be 12 30 p.m. CDT, May 14, and SL 2 for 12 00 p.m. CDT May 15 288 . Crew Compartment Fit and Function Test Experiment Pointing and Control Subsystem Extravehicular and Intravehicular Activity HEAO High Energy Astronomy Observatory HOSC Huntsville...

Workshop Hifi Mockup Arrival At Msfc

Mockup Workshop

FEBRUARY Flight Readiness Reviews (FRR) were conducted on all the Skylab modules in preparation for the MSFC Center Pre-FRR scheduled for early April 1973. The total SL-1 and 2 FRR were planned for mid-April 276 . FEBRUARY 26 The SL-2 Saturn IB vehicle was moved to the LC 39B from the VAB. The vehicle would remain on the pad undergoing final launch checkout activities until launch 277 , OWS, AM, MDA & ATM SYSTEMS ENGR MOCKUPS IN BLDG 4619 MATING CSM 116 TO LAUNCH VEHICLE SATURN IB-206 MARCH...

Payload Shroud Separation Test At Plum Brook

DECEMBER 20 The Payload Shroud full-size test article weighing 26,000 pounds was tested at the Lewis Research Center's Plum Brook Facility. The shroud separated into four sections using the same method as the flight unit would use in space. Large nets were used to catch the four sections 165 . DECEMBER 22 MSFC announced that highlights of 1970 at MSFC included Launch of an Apollo Saturn V vehicle (AS-508), renaming the space agency's embryonic Space Station project to Skylab, continuing work on...

Atm Solar Array Development Wing Deployed

APRIL 29 In a subject area related to orbiting space laboratories some 250 scientists and engineers from universities, government, and industry attended a workshop on optical telescope technology at MSFC April 29 through May 1, 1969. The purpose of the workshop was the exchange of technical information related to the design of future space telescopes and identification of the research and technology efforts needed to support future missions. NASA's Office of Advanced Research and Technology...

Atm Prototype In The Thermal Vacuum Chamber At

SEPTEMBER 15 The MD A Crew Compartment Stowage Review was held September 13-15. 1971, at MMC Denver, utilizing the one-g trainer. Eight crewmen participated, including newly promoted Admiral Alan Shepard of Apollo 14 fame 203 . SEPTEMBER 23 One of the primary concerns of the Skylab program was one of weight control. A weight control limit of 196 000 pounds was established in order to maintain vehicle attitude control. To insure program visibility of the weight growth situation, a series of...

Workshop Dta On Transporter Being Loaded On Usns Point Barrow

DECEMBER 16 The Manned Space Flight Experiment Board approved the following changes to the list of corollary experiments for the Skylab Program. Experiment M507 Gravity Substitute Workbench was deleted 163 , DECEMBER 18-31 As NASA neared the end of 1970, there was much activity relative to the moment of Saturn stages. A few days before Chirstmas, two Saturn V flight stages S-1I-15 and S-IVB-512 were enroute to KSC, and a Saturn Workshop test model would soon complete its journey to MSC in...