This historic NASA film shows the agency’s highlights of 1973 including the Skylab space station and the efforts to repair it after it was damaged during launch. Also covered is the training for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, the Mariner mission to Mercury, Viking mission, designs for a new “space shuttle”. At Edwards AFB the X-24B lifting body is tested for the Space Shuttle program, and sounding rockets are used in examining the atmosphere. The Comet Kohoutek encounter is described, and the U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird / YF-12 aircraft are shown being used for civilian science research, and studies of wake turbulence are shown. Also shown is advanced flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base using remotely piloted model aircraft dropped from a B-52 mothership.
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