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Skylab 40th Anniversary Celebration

40 Years Later, Skylab Crews Reminisce Together Skylab and SMEAT Crewmembers Talk Adventures Onboard The Skylab program saw its 40th anniversary this year. Skylab, the United States’ first space station, launched atop a modified Saturn V rocket on May 14, 1973. Three crews of three astronauts each spent increasingly longer periods of time in space, consecutively breaking new time records that were held until the Mir program. All together, Skylab 2 astronauts Pete Conrad, Paul Weitz, and Joe Kerwin; Skylab 3 astronauts Alan Bean, Jack Lousma, and Owen Garriott; and Skylab 4 astronauts Jerry Carr, Bill Pogue, and Ed Gibson …

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