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 <i>Challenger</i>. NASA's fleet of shuttles may carry the components of a space station into low-Earth orbit, to be assembled into a permanent facility.


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?

The Planetary Report • July/August 1984

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