By: Matthew D'Souza
What was the Skylab?
The Skylab was America's first space station. The main reason for the Skylab was to make experiments in zero gravity and observe the Sun.
When and Where?
The Skylab was launched by a Saturn V rocket on May 14, 1973 at the Kennedy Space Center. The Saturn V rocket separated from the Skylab and let the it orbit the Earth.
What happened in the Skylab?
Over 300 scientific, technical, and medical experiments took place. People got a better understanding of the Sun.
What did it look like?
The Skylab has an Apollo telescope, heat shields, an experiment room,a command center, and many solar panels. It is mainly a cylinder shape with smaller cylinders coming out of it.
A Crash Landing!
One of the Skylabs crash landed into Earth because of a miscalculation of N.A.S.A. They were off on the landing by 4 degrees. This caused the Skylab to crash into to Indian Ocean and Australia. N.A.S.A was charged a $4,000,000 fine for this.