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imax
2004-Mar-27, 05:07 PM
Hi...I need some help/insparation...

Rigth now Im working on the history...Skylab..Mir ISS etc...But Im not sure where to go next..

I migth add some futere space stations etc....Any tips?

Also..Would love some tips on good sites with info about space stations....

Thx!

Andromeda321
2004-Mar-27, 07:35 PM
Hmmmm...
First thing that came to my mind was a lecture I went to a few months back on the International Space Station. The lecture notes are online and are available here (http://www.westinghouse.com/E3e.asp). Just click on the second lecture. Hope this helps!

BigJim
2004-Mar-27, 09:57 PM
The earliest history you can find will be Edward Hale describing a space station in a story called "The Brick Moon". Other than that, you'll probably want to mostly focus on the Salyuts and Mir, with a good helping of information on Skylab and the International Space Station. Information? Try searching through NASA's websites (there is a lot of information on almost anything even remotely related to NASA) or the Encyclopedia Astronautica. (http://www.astronautix.com) Books are good too. :wink:

Jack Higgins
2004-Mar-27, 11:53 PM
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov

The Master catalog has lots of info and links to (literally) thousands of missions, manned/unmanned/scientific etc

imax
2004-Mar-29, 11:22 AM
Cool. Thx a lot! I was thinking..would it be a good idea to have..just a little part about space stations in Sci-fi series? Don't know if it would make it feel...childis or unprofessional..

eburacum45
2004-Mar-29, 02:21 PM
Well, you could concentrate on the serious studies which have been made of permanent space colonies, particularly those by Gerard K. O'Neill and others;

http://www.dse.nl/~hkl/e_space.htm
http://www.islandone.org/

other ideas include the Bernal Sphere and the open-ended ring proposed by Forrest Bishop and described here by Parkyn
http://www.orionsarm.com/whitepapers/SpaceRings.pdf

more extreme habitat structres such as ringworlds and dyson spheres are perhaps best mentioned only as curiosities, if at all.

imax
2004-Mar-29, 02:42 PM
eburacum45: verry good idea! Thx!

iFire
2004-Mar-29, 02:45 PM
I had to do a 4 minute Power Point presentation in science class. I chose to do mine on American Human spaceflight, I lost points because it ended up being 10 minutes long, and I just gave a quick summery of each "main" mission (Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle, ISS) :-?. I should have been really detailed http://www.gal-com.info/images/smiles/icon_twisted.gif

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