May 22, 2022

Skylab was the first American space station. It was launched in one piece on May 14, 1973. The station was about three times larger than Salyut and was actually a rebuilt 3rd stage from the Saturn 5 rocket, which was used to launch the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon. It was visited by a total of nine astronauts, who were launched with three spaceships, using a command module from the Apollo program. Skylab crashed over Australia and the Indian Ocean on July 11, 1979.

Space travel related to Skylab

In addition, there was a planned spaceflight: Skylab Rescue

External links

SKYLAB: A CHRONOLOGY by Roland W. Newkirk and Ivan D. Ertel with Courtney G. Brooks (NASA SP-4011 1977) SP-402 A New Sun: The Solar Results from Skylab Skylab Mission Evaluation - NASA report (PDF format) Skylab Reactivation Mission Report 1980 - NASA report (PDF format) Skylab Our First Space Station - NASA report (PDF format) Skylab Restoration Project Skylab Orbit Video of Skylab orbitting Earth as Skylab Mission 2 approaches it