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What happened during the launch 1973?
Skylab, first U.S. space station, launched into Earth orbit on May 14, 1973. Three successive crews of visiting astronauts carried out investigations of the human body’s adaptation to the space environment, studied the Sun in unprecedented detail, and undertook pioneering Earth-resources observations.
Where was Skylab launched?
Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39
Did the United States launch Skylab during the space race?
Skylab was a manned space station launched into Earth orbit by the United States in May 1973. It was made from the third stage of a Saturn V launch vehicle. A crew of three astronauts occupied Skylab during each of three missions.
When did the Skylab space station go into space?
The Skylab space station launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on May 14, 1973, and within 63 seconds the entire program appeared doomed.
When did the third crew of Skylab turn off the radio?
In 1980, the Harvard Business School (HBS) developed a case study entitled “Strike in Space,” written by Michael B. McCaskey and E. Mary Lou Balbaky. The case study opens with the sentence, “On December 27, 1973, the third crew of the Skylab space station turned off the radio and refused to talk to Mission Control.”
What kind of rocket was used to launch Skylab?
Two Saturn rockets on their respective pads (right): Skylab 1 atop its Saturn V on Pad 39A in the foreground and Skylab 2 atop its Saturn 1B on Pad 39B in the background. On May 14, 1973, the final Saturn V rocket thundered off Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center to lift the Skylab space station into orbit.
When did Skylab disintegrate in the Indian Ocean?
Unable to be re-boosted by the Space Shuttle, which was not ready until 1981, Skylab’s orbit decayed and it disintegrated in the atmosphere on July 11, 1979, scattering debris across the Indian Ocean and Western Australia