SKYLAB MISSION

BY; BRIANNA ZAMBRANO

INFORMATION ON SKYLAB MISSION

  • WELL AS YOU CAN SEE HERE THAT THERE IS A DRAWING OF A SKYLAB MISSION INTO SPACE. AS YOU READ ALONG EVEN MORE YOU CAN SEE THAT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN THERE ARE THE MISSIONS SL1/2-MISSIONSSL-3.

Skylab Labelings

  • As you read more here that here is a picture with some labelings of a drawing of a Skylab Mission, inside obviously too.


WHEN DID SKYLAB CRASH TO EARTH?

  • On July 11, 1979, the world watched as Skylab, America's first manned space station, hurtled toward Earth. With the massive orbiter nearing re-entry, reactions on the ground ranged from fear to celebration to commercial opportunism. On the 33rd anniversary of Skylab's fiery return to the terra firma, find out more about the causes and fallout of the crash, as well as how NASA scrambeled with it.
SKYLAB HITS WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1979
Skylab Song by Mike Offutt

HOW DID IT ALL START?..........................

Skylab was the first US space station and the world’s first big space station. It was launched on May 14th, 1973 by a Saturn V Rocket. Skylab Space Station was assembled from Saturn V and Apollo components. Skylab’s purpose was to serve as a laborarory for scientific experiments in space until February 1974. An Apollo Spacecraft was used to transport the crew to Skylab and to return them to the Earth’s surface. It was launched on a Saturn 1B rocket.
Skylab Space Station

SKYLAB WAS USED TO STUDY........

  • SKYLAB INFO.-

  • -THE SUN

  • -MICROGRAVITY

  • -LEARN MORE ABOUT EARTH

  • -TO TEST THE EFFECTS OF LONG-DURATION SPACE FLIGHTS AND TO SEE HOW THE HUMAN BODY REACTS IN SPACE

  • -TO HELPED US LEARN TO LIVE AND WORK IN SPACE.

  • -TO CONDUCT A VARIETY OF SCIENTIFIC AND METALLIC-CRYSTAL GROWTH IN THE WEIGHTLESS STATE.

  • -AND FUNCTION AS A LABORATORY IN EARTH ORBIT.

    Structure Weight- 91 metric ton(100-ton)

    Height-36 meters(118 feet)

    Diameter-6.7 meters(22 feet)

    Altitude of Orbit- 435 km.(270 miles)

    Orbit Mass-77,088 kg.

    Habitable Volume-283 cubic meters

    (10,000 cubic ft.)

    Skylab Space Station was a modified third stage of a Saturn V moon rocket.Skylab was actually the refitted S-IVB second stage of a Saturn IB booster (from the AS-212 vehicle), a leftover from the Apollo program originally intended for one of the canceled Apollo earth orbital missions. A product of the Apollo Applications program ( a program tasked with finding long-term uses for Apollo program hardware).

    SKYLAB CONSISTED OF FIVE PARTS:

    • ORBITAL WORKSHOP- was the living and working area for the crew.

    • AIRLOCK MODULE- was used by the Astronauts to access the outside of Skylab for spacewalks.

    • APOLLO TELESCOPE MOUNT-(ATM) was attached to one end of the cylindrical workshop. It was used by NASA teams in Huntsville to reprogram the space station using a massive ring of computers. The unit was used to guide Skylab itself into orbit. IU also controlled the jettisoning of the protective payload shroud and activated the onboard life support systems, started the solar inertial attitude maneuver, deployed the Apollo Telescope mount at a 90-degree angle and deplyoed Skylab’s solar wings.


    Structure Weight- 91 metric ton(100-ton)

    Height-36 meters(118 feet)

    Diameter-6.7 meters(22 feet)

    Altitude of Orbit- 435 km.(270 miles)

    Orbit Mass-77,088 kg.

    Habitable Volume-283 cubic meters

    (10,000 cubic ft.)

    Skylab Space Station was a modified third stage of a Saturn V moon rocket.Skylab was actually the refitted S-IVB second stage of a Saturn IB booster (from the AS-212 vehicle), a leftover from the Apollo program originally intended for one of the canceled Apollo earth orbital missions. A product of the Apollo Applications program ( a program tasked with finding long-term uses for Apollo program hardware).

    SKYLAB CONSISTED OF FIVE PARTS:

    • ORBITAL WORKSHOP- was the living and working area for the crew.

    • AIRLOCK MODULE- was used by the Astronauts to access the outside of Skylab for spacewalks.

    • APOLLO TELESCOPE MOUNT-(ATM) was attached to one end of the cylindrical workshop. It was used by NASA teams in Huntsville to reprogram the space station using a massive ring of computers. The unit was used to guide Skylab itself into orbit. IU also controlled the jettisoning of the protective payload shroud and activated the onboard life support systems, started the solar inertial attitude maneuver, deployed the Apollo Telescope mount at a 90-degree angle and deplyoed Skylab’s solar wings.



    • SKYLAB SPECIFICATIONS:

    Structure Weight- 91 metric ton(100-ton)

    Height-36 meters(118 feet)

    Diameter-6.7 meters(22 feet)

    Altitude of Orbit- 435 km.(270 miles)

    Orbit Mass-77,088 kg.

    Habitable Volume-283 cubic meters

    (10,000 cubic ft.)

    Skylab Space Station was a modified third stage of a Saturn V moon rocket.Skylab was actually the refitted S-IVB second stage of a Saturn IB booster (from the AS-212 vehicle), a leftover from the Apollo program originally intended for one of the canceled Apollo earth orbital missions. A product of the Apollo Applications program ( a program tasked with finding long-term uses for Apollo program hardware).

    SKYLAB CONSISTED OF FIVE PARTS:

    • ORBITAL WORKSHOP- was the living and working area for the crew.

    • AIRLOCK MODULE- was used by the Astronauts to access the outside of Skylab for spacewalks.

    • APOLLO TELESCOPE MOUNT-(ATM) was attached to one end of the cylindrical workshop. It was used by NASA teams in Huntsville to reprogram the space station using a massive ring of computers. The unit was used to guide Skylab itself into orbit. IU also controlled the jettisoning of the protective payload shroud and activated the onboard life support systems, started the solar inertial attitude maneuver, deployed the Apollo Telescope mount at a 90-degree angle and deplyoed Skylab’s solar wings.



skylab_KGB_report.mov

WHEN WILL THE NEXT SKYLAB HAPPEN IN WHICH YEAR?

SKYLAB DEBRIS HITS AUSTRALIAN DESERT; NO HARM REPORTED

Washington, July 11--The Skylab space station, at 77 tons the largest object ever orbited, flashed through the atmosphere and disintegrated in a blaze of fireworks over the Indian Ocean today, showering tons of debris across the Great Australian Desert, one of the world's most remote places