This Is The Woman Who Replaced Skylab's Destroyed Sunshield

When the Skylab orbital workshop was damaged on launch, it lost its sunshield and started overheating. This is a story of Alyene Baker saving the station, and a story of never underestimating the importance of being able to improvise with a sewing machine. » 3/05/15 2:30pm 3/05/15 2:30pm

Dusting the Exterior of Skylab

In 1973, astronaut Owen Garriott clambered around outside of Skylab to collect interplanetary dust particles. Because dusting isn't just a household chore when you're in space; it's an opportunity to collect samples for science. » 7/11/14 6:42pm 7/11/14 6:42pm

This Doodle Is Actually Concept Art Of The World's First Space Station

In 1966, George E. Mueller, NASA associate administrator for Manned Space Flight, produced a concept drawing of what would become "Skylab," the world's first space station. The first of three crewed Skylab mission launched May 14, 1973 – 41 years ago, today. » 5/14/14 12:45pm 5/14/14 12:45pm

These Stamps Hail The Skylab Missions In 13 Awesome Ways

NASA launched the unmanned Skylab-1 into orbit by a Saturn V booster 40 years ago today, on May 14, 1973, from Kennedy Space Center. It was the United States's first foray into significant scientific research in microgravity. » 5/14/13 1:25pm 5/14/13 1:25pm