By:Jose Puente

what is the Skylab

Skylab was a space station launched and operated by NASA and was the United States first space station.The Skylab had orbited the earth from 1973 to 1979.IT was launched unmanned by a modified Saturn V rocket whit a weight of 150,300 pounds.

Mission Highlights and Achievements

The crew rendezvoused with skylab at its fifth orbit around the earth.The mission was completed at the 404 orbit and 392 experiment hours,as well as the three EVAs totaling six hours and 20 minutes.

The Achievements are that they installed a solar shield "parasol"from the scientific airlock.And it doubled previous lenght of the time in space.

about skylab

IT was the first space station in space

The day skylab crashed to earth

on july, 1979,the world watched as skylab, American's first manned space station, hurtled toward earth.