Good morning ladies and gentlemen; I would like to welcome you to the Skylab Life Sciences Symposium. For the next three days we will present the results of an exhaustive series of medical studies conducted on missions of 28, 54 and 84 days.
Before we move to the business at hand, I might take a few minutes to set the stage for later presentations.
In the history of man’s first small step toward ultimate flight to the planets and distant stars, some notable milestones have been achieved. As we have moved along, step by step, the impact of our accomplishments has swung from one discipline to another. The successful launch of Alan Shepherd into suborbital flight in 1961 was a tremendous boost for rocket specialists. … In the mid-1960s… Gemini… . Appollo… . Now we come to Skylab… .
… the space program we can all look to with pride…
From the Introduction to “Proceedings of the Skylab Life Sciences Symposium August 27-29, 1974.”
1974. 40 years ago. Sad, isn’t it?