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This page serves as a record of all major posts for the Eyes Turned Skyward timeline by truth_is_life and e of pi. As of March 2012, Part I of the timeline is complete covering the years up until 1982. The original thread and comments can be read on the forum here.
List of Eyes Turned Skyward Part I Posts
Post 1: introductory “DBWI” (Caution: significant portions have been retconned since original posting.)
Post 2: Initial POD in 1968–Low appointed as administrator.
Post 3: Shuttle cancellation. Instead, development will focus on continued Skylab-based space stations, including developing Saturn 1C, Apollo Block III, and Aardvark unmanned cargo craft.
Post 4: Planetary Exploration post, covering Mars and some Voyager.
Post 5: Apollo 18 Mission to Hyginius
Post 6: Skylab launch, accident, and initial recovery efforts.
Post 7: Skylab 2 launch and Skylab repairs.
Post 8: ASTP I, Skylab 3 and 4 discussion. Skylab 5 mission and Skylab end-of-mission and deorbit.
Post 9: ELDO, ESA, and Europa 1/2 development and operations.
Post 10: Skylab research and lessons for Spacelab.
Post 11: Modifications made during conversion from Skylab-B to Spacelab.
Post 12: ESA participation in Spacelab, beginnings of the European Research Module, and initial plans for Europa 2 successor.
Post 13: Space advocacy part I: birth of the National Space Organization.
Post 14: transitions from Apollo to Spacelab including LC39 conversions, first launches of the Saturn 1C, and selection of the Twenty Freaking New Guys in 1977.
Post 15: Space advocacy part II: Gerard K. O'Neill, space colonization, and the Lunar Society.
Post 16: ELVRP I (Expendable Launch Vehilce Replacement Program) and the Delta 4000.
post 17: ESA update: Europa 3 design, the Seat Wars, and the creation of the Block III+ Apollo.
Post 18: Spacelab launch and ASTP II mission.
Post 19: Hubble program start, selection of Kodak for main optical equipment.
Post 20: Spacelab missions 1978 through 1979, Spacelab 4-Spacelab 7. Launch of the first ESA astronaut, Ulf Merbold, and addition to the station of the Airlock Module and the European Research Module.
Post 21: ELVRP II and the need for a new DoD Heavy. NASA added to program as junior partner.
Post 22:ELVRP II Proposals and selection of the Saturn Multibody for America’s new heavy launch vehicle.
Post 23: Soviet Update 1: Mishin out, Glushko in. Selection of the Vulkan launcher, the TKS crew capsule, and the MOk station as the main programs for the Soviet space program.
Post 24: Vulkan progress, MOK delays, and creation of Salyut 7. Initial round of Vulkan launches in 1982 and results of the “Vulkan Panic.”
List of Eyes Turned Skyward Part II Posts
Post 1: First Japan Astronaut to Spacelab
Post 2: ESA new Launch vehicle Europa 3 in detail.
Post 3: President Reagan's space politic, Carl Sagan to the rescue of Planetary probe program. VOIR.
Post 4: Japan first step into Space and there Launch vehicle N-1, N-2, H-1
Post 5: Grand Tour, Pioneers 10&11 and the Voyagers 1 2 3 4
Post 6: NASA post Spacelab study Starlab, new US spacesuit development, and President Reagan's idea of Freedom.
Post 7: How Starlab became Freedom space station and detail of the next US space station to build.
Post 8: The Soviet Mars Mission From Mars 2 to 13 in detail.
Post 9: US Mission to Mars - Pioneer Mars, Mars Reconnaissance Pioneer, the Mars Traverse Rovers.
Post 10: the years 1980 to 1983, NASA: Delta 4000 premiere, Spacelab mission 8-15, Spacelab “garlic” incident. Soviet: Vulkan & TKS premiere, Salut-7/DOS-8 station.
Post 11: Voyager 2 3 4 visit to outer Planets: Uranus Neptune and Pluto.
Post 12: Comet probes: Helios-Encke and The Halley Armada: Newton/Kirchhoff, Gallei 1/2 and Suisei/Sakigake
Post 13: the Strategic Defense Initiative
Post 14: more Spacelab Mission, Europa 3 & Minotaur are go, Begin of FREEDOM program, Spacelab 28 launch accident
Post 15: Exploration of Venus, the Cytherean.
Post 16: The impact of the direct broadcast of US television by satellite in 1980s
Post 17: The commercial Space flight in 1980s
Post 18: And Now for Something Completely Different: The Lockheed L-1011 Aircraft
Post 19: The Triumph of the Galileo Mission
Post 20: The Spacelab 28 Review Board and last missions to Spacelab
Post 21: The Hubble Space Telescope Program (1972-1995)
Post 22: The Kirchhoff probe second mission to Comet Tempel 2.
Post 23: The Mission to the asteroids: NASA NEAP, ESA Piazzi and Soviet “Grand Tour” program
Post 24: The new generation Space Telescope after Hubble (post 21)
Post 25: The assembly of Freedom Space Station and slow death of Soviet Space Dreams…
Post 26: Which way to go ? the struggle for a US space program under NASA, the Lunar Society and the National Space Organization…
Post 27: The begin of China Space Program.
Post 28: Birth of the Project Constellation.
Post 29: The Exploration Report or the Roadmap for NASA future.
Post 30: on finale chapter of Part II: Robert Zubrin strikes Back!
List of Eyes Turned Skyward Part III Posts