Astronauts work incredibly hard, putting in long hours in unnatural, difficult conditions. But sometimes they get pushed too hard, and reach a breaking point. This is the story of Skylab 4, the astronaut crew that kicked off the holidays with a mutiny.
July 28, 1973: Skylab drifts far above the Amazon River Valley of Brazil like a deep-space dragonfly.
August 19, 1966: The details may be lacking, but all the major components of this concept sketch made it into the creation of Skylab, NASA’s first space station.
Remember the space age? It wasn't that long ago. This illustration from Peter Fairley's 1970 Space Annual is a great line drawing, but moreover reminds me of the wonder and awe we used to have for the space program.