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Skylab Missions

Skylab 
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SKYLAB INTRODUCTION
SKYLAB'S PURPOSE
was to look at Earth, take measurements and decide how man can improve life thereon. 

Skylab was to probe the sun as the main source of energy and evaluate man's ability to live and work in space over long periods of time.

It was an important step for NASA in preparing for future routine space operations before the planned flights of the space shuttles.

INVESTIGATIONS
Skylab was set to embrace as many disciplines as possible that would take advantage of the unique properties of the orbital environment:

- Unique view of the Earth​
- Weightlessness
- No interference from the atmosphere

Over 1000 senior scientists and engineers were involved in the analysis and the reporting of Skylab data.

ACHIEVEMENTS
Within one year of research on Skylab humanity found more information about the sun than in its entire history up to that point.

It demonstrated the use of remote sensing for snow mapping, sea state determination, and ocean current charting.

It examined the growth and termination of hurricanes.

It gathered evidence that space affected human physiological processes, in particular the cardiovascular system.

It found that crystals grown in space were higher in quality, and in some cases unique crystal growth phenomena occurred.

In stellar astronomy experiments, it obtained scientific data on hot stars in two-thirds of the Milky Way region.
and much, much more…
SKYLAB INTRODUCTION
SKYLAB'S PURPOSE
was to look at Earth, take measurements and decide how man can improve life thereon. 

Skylab was to probe the sun as the main source of energy and evaluate man's ability to live and work in space over long periods of time.

It was an important step for NASA in preparing for future routine space operations before the planned flights of the space shuttles.

INVESTIGATIONS
Skylab was set to embrace as many disciplines as possible that would take advantage of the unique properties of the orbital environment:

- Unique view of the Earth​
- Weightlessness
- No interference from the atmosphere

Over 1000 senior scientists and engineers were involved in the analysis and the reporting of Skylab data.

ACHIEVEMENTS
Within one year of research on Skylab humanity found more information about the sun than in its entire history up to that point.

It demonstrated the use of remote sensing for snow mapping, sea state determination, and ocean current charting.

It examined the growth and termination of hurricanes.

It gathered evidence that space affected human physiological processes, in particular the cardiovascular system.

It found that crystals grown in space were higher in quality, and in some cases unique crystal growth phenomena occurred.

In stellar astronomy experiments, it obtained scientific data on hot stars in two-thirds of the Milky Way region.
and much, much more…
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Did NASA’s Existence Depend on Skylab?

64 seconds after the final launch of the Saturn V rocket carrying the unmanned space station Skylab, the micro-meteoroid shield, which would have also given thermal protection, was ripped off due to excessive aerodynamic forces. A series of other faults ripped off one solar wing, and obstructed the other from opening. Skylab had come within seconds of being destroyed, and was now essentially crippled.

NASA'S Secret Treasure

Skylab was – in my view – way more important for NASA than anything which came before or since.
But I didn’t always think that.
When I was 10 years old, a poster which had been placed in the main window looking out into the school yard of our principal’s office detailed the impending doom of the Space Station. I can vividly recall the iconic “windmill” solar panel design, and the title of the poster: “Skylab is Falling!”...

Secrets Every Space Fan Must Know About Comet Kohoutek

1973 a Czech-born astronomer Luboš Kohoutek discovers an exciting new object from photographs taken with the Hamburg Observatory’s telescope. A true scientific sensation starting worldwide effort to make most of the comet’s appearance. Skylab's last mission was especially delayed to help us learn more about the comet. Ed Gibson and Jerry Carr were the first astronauts who observed the comet directly during their space walk...

Did NASA’s Existence Depend on Skylab?

64 seconds after the final launch of the Saturn V rocket carrying the unmanned space station Skylab, the micro-meteoroid shield, which would have also given thermal protection, was ripped off due to excessive aerodynamic forces. A series of other faults ripped off one solar wing, and obstructed the other from opening. Skylab had come within seconds of being destroyed, and was now essentially crippled.

NASA'S Secret Treasure

Skylab was – in my view – way more important for NASA than anything which came before or since.
But I didn’t always think that.
When I was 10 years old, a poster which had been placed in the main window looking out into the school yard of our principal’s office detailed the impending doom of the Space Station. I can vividly recall the iconic “windmill” solar panel design, and the title of the poster: “Skylab is Falling!”...

Secrets Every Space Fan Must Know About Comet Kohoutek

1973 a Czech-born astronomer Luboš Kohoutek discovers an exciting new object from photographs taken with the Hamburg Observatory’s telescope. A true scientific sensation starting worldwide effort to make most of the comet’s appearance. Skylab's last mission was especially delayed to help us learn more about the comet. Ed Gibson and Jerry Carr were the first astronauts who observed the comet directly during their space walk...
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SKYLAB AFTERMATH
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SKYLAB AFTERMATH
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