By: Soyoung Cho
- Skylab was America's first experimental space station
- Skylab was operated by NASA
- It was designed for long duration missions in the orbit of space
- There were 2 reasons on making the Skylab observatory
2. To expand our knowledge for solar astronomy way beyond earth based observation
- Launched: May 14. 1973
- Returned: February 8. 1974
Skylab One- Fail
The first launch of the Skylab station was a fail
The meteoroid shield of the station ripped apart 63 seconds after its launch
- With the meteoroid shield, 2 special panels ripped off as well
Skylab Mission Sequence
This was the order of how the Skylab moved and the process of it orbiting in space
How they sat and controlled
The Third Crew
The very left is Jerry Carr
Middle is Edward Gibson
The very right one is Bill Pogue
Crews and Facts
The first crew of the Skylab was Pete Conrad, Paul Weitz, and Joe Kerwin
The first crew spent 28 days in orbit
- The first crew traveled the distance of 11.5 million miles
The second crew was Alan Bean, Jack Lousma and Owen Garriott.
The second crew spent 59 days in orbit
- The second crew traveled the distance of 24.5 million miles
- The final crew was Jerry Carr, Bill Pogue and Edward Gibson.
- The final Skylab crew spent 84 days in orbit
- The final crew traveled the distance of 55.5 million miles
The commander of the first crew was Pete Conrad
The medical officer of the first crew was Joe Kerwin
On Skylab 2 Owen Garriott performs a space walk
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