Space: The Good Life in Space

It is the largest, most complex spacecraft ever built. Stretching 118 ft. from end to end, it weighs 100 tons, and has the interior space and most of the comforts of a three-bedroom house: private sleeping compartments for its three passengers, a dining table, a shower, a lavatory larger than any commercial airliner's and an 18-in. porthole to provide a view of the earth. To sustain its crews, it carries 720 gal. of drinking water, more than 2,000 Ibs. of food and enough scientific and medical gear for months of experimentation. Both inside...

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