Space Tug by Murray Leinster:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Fifties space yarn has some fascinating ideas for space flight and space technology. The story itself is fairly simple; you'll want to read this one for the gadgets and situations. Very well imagined by Leinster.

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Garbage Screen - chaff in space
Use of bits of metal to confuse radar targeting of space stations.

Gravity-Simulator Harness - maintain muscle and bone in space
Device that simulates gravity's effect on muscles to keep in shape while in space.

Inflatable Air Lock - very early reference
Air lock making use of inflatable side walls to achieve large size.

Magnetic-Soled Shoes - required for space walks
A means of walking on a surface in zero gravity.

Pushpot
An independent rocket motor that can attach itself to an object bound for space.

Space Flight Simulator
Very early description of a way to practice flying in space while still on Earth.

Space Wagon
A space vehicle without a cabin, used for short-range towing.

Space Weakness
Early description of what happens to the human body in zero gravity.

Spacecraft Ejection Seat
An ejection seat for spacecraft, to be used in the event of problems during launch.

The Shed - sf predecessor to the VAB
Enormous building needed to assemble giant space craft or space stations.

Zero-G Cups
Cups that were specially designed to be usable under zero gravity conditions.

 

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