The geometry and the uncanny in the interior of the International Space Station

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As befits an archaeologist, I'm going to start not with the present, but with the past. Skylab was a US space station that orbited Earth from 1973 until 1979, when it famously re-entered the atmosphere in a flaming spectacle over Western Australia. It was the first time the US had made a spacecraft intended as a living space rather than a transit vehicle. 1 To create this orbiting house, a balance had to be struck between the familiarity of the terrestrial house and the novel opportunities offered by microgravity in designing interior space.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterior Space
Subtitle of host publicationA Visual Exploration of the International Space Station
EditorsRoland Miller, Paolo Nespoli
Place of PublicationItaly
PublisherDamiani Editore
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9788862087322
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • ISS
  • International Space Station
  • Skylab
  • Space archaeology
  • microgravity
  • living conditions in microgravity
  • living spaces in microgravity
  • concept of the house
  • Noordung


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