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    The Skylab Airlock Module

    The Skylab Airlock Module

    WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES

    11.19.2009

    Courtesy Photo

    NASA

    This photograph depicts the flight article of the Airlock Module (AM) Flight Article being mated to the Fixed Airlock Shroud and aligned in a clean room of the McDornell Douglas Plant in St. Louis, Missouri. The AM enabled crew members to conduct extravehicular activities outside Skylab as required for experiment support. Separated from the Workshop and the Multiple Docking Adapter by doors, the AM could be evacuated for egress or ingress of a space-suited astronaut through a side hatch. Oxygen and nitrogen storage tanks needed for Skylab's life support system were mounted on the external truss work of the AM. Major components in the AM included Skylab's electric power control and distribution station, environmental control system, communication system, and data handling and recording systems. The Marshall Space Flight Center was responsible for the design and development of the Skylab hardware and experiment management.

    NASA Identifier: MSFC-7027868

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 11.19.2009
    Date Posted: 02.08.2013 22:19
    Photo ID: 860536
    Resolution: 1331x1536
    Size: 502.3 KB
    Location: WASHINGTON, D.C., US

    Web Views: 79
    Downloads: 5

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