Salyut: How We Learned To Make Space Stations

When you think about space stations, which ones come to mind first? You might think Skylab, the International Space Station (ISS), or maybe Russia’s Mir. But before any of those took to the heavens, there was Salyut. Russia’s Salyut 1 was humankind’s first space station. The ensuing Salyut program lasted fifteen years,...