THE INDUSTRIAL SPACE FACILITY (ISF) CONCEPT MODEL.
Model of the ISF proposed by Space Industries, Inc during the early 1980's. The two 4 by 2 inch modules are made from wood with two large 9 inch plastic solar panels extending from each side. An 8 inch metal rod suspends the ISF above a 7 by 7 inch wood base that has a plaque that reads: "SPACE INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL/INDUSTRIAL SPACE FACILITY/ISF."
After his retirement from NASA in 1982, Dr. Max Faget co-founded Space Industries, Inc. with a major objective to develop a "man tended" Earth orbiting complex for scientific research. Plans were to have the complex carried inside the Space Shuttle's payload bay and released into orbit. Automated micro-gravity, pharmaceutical, and other experiments would operate for several months with retrieval of the results by the Space Shuttle. Political issues relating to NASA's own desire for a large space station and the Space Shuttle Challenger accident eventually derailed this project.