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Skylab Launched This Week In 1973

This week in 1973, the uncrewed Skylab was launched aboard a modified Saturn V rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

Some Capsules Float Nose Down

The Skylab 4 Command Module bobs in an apex-down configuration (stable two).

Skylab Shoe Fashion - With Duct Tape

View of triangle-shaped cleat taped on the bottom of a shoe of a Skylab 4 crew member.

Skylab's May 14, 1973 launch into low-Earth orbit was the nation's first foray into significant scientific research in microgravity. The three Skylab crews proved humans could live and work effectively for long durations in space.

The Skylab trainer built to train astronauts has been sitting outside at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville for a long time. Right now, as can be seen in the photo below, it is simply rotting away when simple measures to protect it could at least slow down the destruction.

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