Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: Skylab Shroud in Plum Brook Space Power Facility

Title: 
Skylab Shroud in Plum Brook Space Power Facility
Full Description: 
Skylab Shroud installed in the NASA Lewis Research Center's (now known as the Glenn Research Center) Plum Brook Station, Space Power Facility. The shroud protected the upper section of the Skylab space station, including its solar power arrays. When it was constructed, the Space Power Facility (SPF) was the world's largest vacuum chamber. It stands more than 122 feet high, 100 feet in diameter and provides a vacuum environment for the study of space propulsion. Originally commissioned for nuclear-electric propulsion studies, the SPF has been recommissioned for current and future use in the ongoing research and development of space propulsion systems.
Date: 
12/03/1970
NASA Center: 
Glenn Research Center
Subject Category: 
Skylab
Keywords: 
Brook
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Skylab
facet_where: 
Glenn Research Center (GRC)
facet_when: 
12-03-1970
facet_when_year: 
1970
Image #: 
C1970-3692
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001462.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-001462
Center: 
GRC
Center Number: 
C1970-3692
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2000-001462
Creator-Photographer: 
Paul Riedel, Martin Brown
Original Source: 
DIGITAL