the one- to two-week Gemini and Apollo missions were like camping
trips, a Skylab mission was more like living in a house. Because
astronaut crews stayed for one, two, or three months, the orbital
workshop was designed for "habitability."
was reasonably comfortable and spacious, with more amenities than
previous spacecraft. Among the features especially appreciated by
the crews were the large window for viewing Earth, the galley and
wardroom with a table for group meals, the private sleeping quarters,
and a shower custom-designed for use in weightlessness.