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Deployment of "Parasol" solar shield

1973-05-26

NASA

NASA

S73-26773 (26 May 1973) --- The deployment of the ?parasol? solar shield, a sunshade to help cool the overheated Orbital Workshop of the SkyLab 1 space station cluster in Earth orbit, can be seen in the reproduction taken from a color television transmission made by a TV camera aboard the space station. The camera is in the Command Module; and the view is looking through the truss of the Apollo Telescope Mount. The sunshade is only partially deployed in this picture. The solar shield was pushed up through the OWS solar scientific airlock. The canopy of the ?parasol? measures 24 feet by 22 feet. Photo credit: NASA

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  • Title: Deployment of "Parasol" solar shield
  • Date Created: 1973-05-26
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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