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Skylab memories triggered by #Tiangong

I remember it as though it were yesterday. Wikipedia informs me that it was 1979 – I must have been 13 then. We were in Calcutta and the city was in uproar over the news. 637 more words

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No April Fools: A falling space lab could hit the Midwest and this is what the public could see

Chris Gebhardt of nasaspaceflight.com joins the Matt Bubala Show to talk about Tiangong-1, China’s falling space lab. This estimate went from a nine day window to a four day window, where the most likely day will be April 1.   241 more words

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Skylab, America's First Space Station

In 1973 Skylab became the United States’ first space station. It continued in operation until 1979.

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NASA.com. Skylab: America’s First Space Station. NASA.com staff. Page last updated Aug. 373 more words

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Lost In Space: How Materials Degrade In Space

Hackaday readers are well aware of the problems caused by materials left exposed to the environment over time, whether that be oxidized contact pads on circuit boards or plastics made brittle from long exposure to the sun’s UV rays. 1,348 more words

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Skylab Trainer

This Skylab trainer was used at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, before being displayed at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Unlike the displays at the National Air and Space Museum and Space Center Houston, you are unable to go inside this trainer.

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Skylab 1-G Trainer

Inside Space Center Houston is the Skylab 1-G Trainer, or I should say the museum is around it. Space Center Houston had to be built around the trainer since the trainer was too large to move. 32 more words

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Skylab B

Two complete Skylab space stations were manufactured and equipped for flight. The backup is now on display at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. 39 more words

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