Skylab, America's first space station in Space Race

     

Skylab, America's first space station in Space Race

Skylab, America's first space station, was launched into orbit in May 1973. The large cylinder with attached solar panels is the backup Skylab orbital workshop, the space station's largest component. It was made from the third stage of a Saturn V launch vehicle.

Image Number: SI 97-16245
Credit: Image by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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