Sorry for the cut-off scan. This is part of the "What does a _____ do?" series. These were career books, mostly about jobs a kid could reasonably expect to grow up to be. But then there was this book. Children knew at the time that being an astronaut was going to be hard work. So this book was to satisfy the curiousity of what would/is it really like.
Evidently it was pretty cool! They used illustrations from those aerospace company and NASA proposals to show a job not as it was but as "it soon will be."
The space station is the same one as those Disney "Man in Space" movies (with the 3 radial arms that were only there to avoid conflict with the Colliers copyrighted illustrations).
When you found this book on the shelf along with: What does a plumber do? and What does a pilot do? You thought that life was going to be pretty neat right around 1977 when you graduate from high school.
So that is today's "dream of space"