Skylab Mission

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.
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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.
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What happened in the Skylab?

Over 300 scientific, technical, and medical experiments took place. People got a better understanding of the Sun.
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What did it look like?

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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.
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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.
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