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The Planetary Report • July/August 1984

Working in Space

On the Cover: Suspended in space above Mexico on April 7, 1983, astronauts Donald H. Peterson and F. Story Musgrave (with dark bands on his suit) work outside the cargo bay of Challenger. NASA's fleet of shuttles may carry the components of a space station into low-Earth orbit, to be assembled into a permanent facility.
Johnson Space Center / NASA


3 Considering a Space Station: Experts weigh in on the pros and cons.

8 Names on Distant Worlds: James D. Burke explains how we go about naming places on other bodies in our solar system.

12 Pallas Report: Clark R. Chapman shares the joys and frustrations of Planetary Society members' efforts to collect data about this large asteroid.

13 Giuseppe Colombo, 1920–1984: Louis D. Friedman reflects on the life of a pioneer in space science and exploration.


14 Society Notes Naming the Venus Radar Mapper mission.

15 News & Reviews Death star? Death probe?

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