By: Rikhil, Tyler & Lucas
What Is SkyLab?
SkyLab was the first space station launched by the United States
Mission Costed $2.2 Billion!
Orbited 146 Miles Above Earths Surface
SkyLab Traveled At 4.828 Miles/Second
Special Equipment Was Made To Handle The Microgravity
Microgravity Is A Word For Gravity In Space.
Solar Panels & Solar Observatory (Includes Earth)
Launched In 1973
Kennedy Space Center
-SkyLab 1 Launched: 5-14-73
-SkyLab 2 Launched: 5-25-73
-SkyLab 3 Launched: 7-28-73
-SkyLab 4 Launched: 11-16-73
Video: Launch Video
Problems And Difficulties During Launch
The Meteor Shields Broke Off
1 Solar Panel Got Torn Off
They Were Able To Repair The Problems
Then Power Was Restored Throughout The Ship
People In The Labs
Edward G. Gibson
Gerald P. Carr
William R. Pogue
These Astronauts Guided SkyLab Into Space
The Skylab was meant to go up but not down. After 33 years of being in space Skylab fell to earth in a big explosion. While large chunks did go into the ocean, parts of the space station also fell onto land such as the Australian Desert. The Debris field that spanned about 7,400 kilometers across the Indian Ocean. All three men died in the crash, later on NASA created the International Space Station as a new Skylab that can go up AND down!
Australian Man Finds Piece of SkyLab