OTD in Space – July 11: Abandoned Skylab Returns to Earth
On July 11, 1979, the abandoned U.S. space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth as it burned up in the atmosphere, showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Western Australia. The last crew left the space station in 1974. Over time, it began to deorbit, slowly sinking closer and closer to Earth. Skylab actually fell back to Earth a little sooner than NASA anticipated. Strong solar storms were blamed for this premature plunge, because solar activity had warmed up Earth's atmosphere. As pieces of Skylab broke up in the atmosphere, residents and pilots in the area saw dozens of colorful firework-like flares.
Skylab Experiment S073 Dr Jerry Weinberg
Skylab experiment S073 was designed to measure the surface brightness and polarization associated with zodiacal light, background starlight, and spacecraft corona during each of the Skylab missions using a 10-color photoelectric polarimeter. The polarimeter and a 16 mm camera were mounted in parallel on a scanning platform at the end of an extension mechanism which
could be deployed up to a distance of 5.5 m beyond the spacecraft through scientific airlocks (SAL's) in either the solar or antisolar directions. This video includes Dr. Jerry Weinberg describing the experiment.
Skylab: The First Americans Living In Space
Skylab set the stage for future space stations like Mir and the ISS, and showed that people really could live in space for a while and do important scientific research. Hosted by: Reid Reimers
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Here's How NASA Didn't Save Skylab
NASA did have a plan in place to save the Skylab space station. Knowing Skylab's orbit was slowly decaying, NASA decided to use the space shuttle to boost the station into a higher, more stable orbit. Sadly, it never flew. Want more Vintage Space? Be sure to check out the blog on Popular Science: http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/vintage-space And of course, follow me on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and Twitter as @astVintageSpace for all kinda of space history every day!
Why Did the Skylab 4 Crew Stage a Mutiny in Orbit?
It wasn't the first time astronauts took a stand for something they felt strongly they needed, but it's certainly one of the more dramatic personality-driven episodes from NASA's early history. For a little more on the story of Skylab's orbital mutiny, check out this article from Motherboard: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/ringing-in-the-new-year-with-mutiny-in-orbit Want more Vintage Space? Be sure to check out the blog on Popular Science: http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/vintage-space And of course, follow me on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and Twitter as @astVintageSpace for all kinda of space history every day!
Meet Skylab, America's First Space Station
Long before the International Space Station there was Skylab, the rocket stage turned astronaut habitat. Skylab was NASA's first space station, designed to extend manned mission in Earth orbit using repurposed, leftover Apollo hardware. The three crews that lived aboard the station returned incredible science results (more on that in a later episode!) but the station was eventually abandoned in orbit. Learn more about NASA's Jet Shoes with this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPnA89UGUFc Get the story on Skylab and Miss Universe with this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-T9evztcts For more Vintage Space, check out the blog on Popular Science:http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/vintage-space. And be sure to follow me on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and Twitter as @astVintageSpace
Skylab 4 Over the Great Lakes in Winter
Skylab 4 (also SL-4 and SLM-3) was the third manned Skylab mission and placed the third and final crew aboard the first American space station. The mission started on November 16, 1973 with the launch of three astronauts on a Saturn IB rocket from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida and lasted 84 days, one hour and 16 minutes. A total of 6,051 astronaut-utilization hours were tallied by Skylab 4 astronauts performing scientific experiments in the areas of medical activities, solar observations, Earth resources, observation of the Comet Kohoutek and other experiments. The manned Skylab missions were officially designated Skylab 2, 3, and 4. Mis-communication about the numbering resulted in the mission emblems reading Skylab I, Skylab II, and Skylab 3 respectively. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylab_4 S110
NASA AERONAUTICS AND SPACE REPORT SKYLAB 1973 71922
This historic NASA film shows the agency's highlights of 1973 including the Skylab space station and the efforts to repair it after it was damaged during launch. Also covered is the training for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, the Mariner mission to Mercury, Viking mission, designs for a new "space shuttle". At Edwards AFB the X-24B lifting body is tested for the Space Shuttle program, and sounding rockets are used in examining the atmosphere. The Comet Kohoutek encounter is described, and the U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird / YF-12 aircraft are shown being used for civilian science research, and studies of wake turbulence are shown. Also shown is advanced flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base using remotely piloted model aircraft dropped from a B-52 mothership. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
NASA SKYLAB 3 MISSION REPORT 71902
Made during the Skylab program, this film featuring astronauts Alan Bean, Owen K. Garriot and Jack R. Lousma details the repairs made to the space station after it was damaged during launch, and then describes the second manned mission to the space station known as the Skylab 3 mission. The station was damaged during launch when the micrometeoroid shield separated from the workshop and tore away, taking one of two main solar panel arrays with it and jamming the other one so that it could not deploy. This deprived Skylab of most of its electrical power, and also removed protection from intense solar heating, threatening to make it unusable. The first crew was able to save it in the first in-space major repair, by deploying a replacement heat shade and freeing the jammed solar panels. The Skylab 3 mission began July 28, 1973, with the launch of three astronauts on the Saturn IB rocket, and lasted 59 days, 11 hours and 9 minutes. A total of 1,084.7 astronaut-utilization hours were tallied by the Skylab 3 crew performing scientific experiments in the areas of medical activities, solar observations, Earth resources, and other experiments. The manned Skylab missions were officially designated Skylab 2, 3, and 4. Mis-communication about the numbering resulted in the mission emblems reading Skylab I, Skylab II, and Skylab 3 respectively. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
NASA SKYLAB SPACE STATION PUBLICITY FILM 71912
Produced prior to the launch of Skylab, this publicity film featuring astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad, Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz, gives an overview of the space station and its mission. Skylab was a space station launched and operated by NASA and was the United States' first space station. Skylab orbited the Earth from 1973 to 1979, and included a workshop, a solar observatory, and other systems. It was launched unmanned by a modified Saturn V rocket, with a weight of 169,950 pounds (77 t). Three manned missions to the station, conducted between 1973 and 1974 using the Apollo Command/Service Module (CSM) atop the smaller Saturn IB, each delivered a three-astronaut crew. On the last two manned missions, an additional Apollo / Saturn IB stood by ready to rescue the crew in orbit if it was needed. The station was damaged during launch when the micrometeoroid shield separated from the workshop and tore away, taking one of two main solar panel arrays with it and jamming the other one so that it could not deploy. This deprived Skylab of most of its electrical power, and also removed protection from intense solar heating, threatening to make it unusable. The first crew was able to save it in the first in-space major repair, by deploying a replacement heat shade and freeing the jammed solar panels. Skylab included the Apollo Telescope Mount, which was a multi-spectral solar observatory, Multiple Docking Adapter (with two docking ports), Airlock Module with EVA hatches, and the Orbital Workshop, the main habitable volume. Electrical power came from solar arrays, as well as fuel cells in the docked Apollo CSM. The rear of the station included a large waste tank, propellant tanks for maneuvering jets, and a heat radiator. Numerous scientific experiments were conducted aboard Skylab during its operational life, and crews were able to confirm the existence of coronal holes in the Sun. The Earth Resources Experiment Package (EREP) was used to view the Earth with sensors that recorded data in the visible, infrared, and microwave spectral regions. Thousands of photographs of Earth were taken, and records for human time spent in orbit were extended. Plans were made to refurbish and reuse Skylab, using the Space Shuttle to boost its orbit and repair it. However, development of the Shuttle was delayed, and Skylab reentered Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated in 1979, with debris striking portions of Western Australia. Post-Skylab NASA space laboratory projects included Spacelab, Shuttle-Mir, and Space Station Freedom (later merged into the International Space Station). We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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KerbalOdyssey - Salyut/Skylab
KerbalOdyssey is my attempt to revisit and expand upon space history using Kerbal Space Program, with the help of the FASA, Skylab, Soyuz/Salyut, and HexTruss mods. In Part 5, we conclude "What if we did not abandon Skylab" by linking a Russian Salyut station to it, completing the first international space station, decades early.
Future expansions to the station will continue in a less lengthy montage format. Next Episode: "Can Direct Ascent work on the Moon?"
Dr. Peter David Beter Audio Letter 48: Skylab Cover-Up; Secret War; GodJuly 30, 1979
Dr. Peter David Beter - Audio Letter 48 - July 30, 1979
(1) The final chapter in The Great Skylab Cover-Up
(2) The secret war of the walking dead
(3) How America will relearn the fear of God In recent weeks we Americans have been reeling from one crisis
to another--the gasoline crisis, the dollar crisis with gold
peaking at new record levels, the fall of Nicaragua, the alleged
crash to earth of SKYLAB, rumors of a new Russian military
command in Cuba, controversy over the SALT II treaty, and above
all the Carter crisis--with one shocking and unprecedented
development after another. Meanwhile, in the background, there's
a continuing drumbeat of lesser mysteries to worry
about--chemical plants, refineries, and oil storage depots keep
exploding and burning daily all around us; railroad tank cars
keep derailing, leaking and exploding here and there--but these
things have become so commonplace in the past two years that we
hardly even pay attention any more. Instead we wonder, "Why did
those 41 sperm whales suddenly beach themselves and die last
month on the Oregon coast?" Even the marine biologists in that
area leave us with the words: "It may always be a mystery." But that soon fades from our minds, and instead our attention
is diverted by pathetic television re-runs of America's heyday in
space a decade ago. As we watch the fuzzy picture of a spaceman
as he steps gingerly onto the moon, for a moment it is once again
July 20, 1969; and for a brief moment we thrill once again to
those famous words of Neil Armstrong: "That's one small step for
a man, one giant leap for mankind." For a moment we may forget
how different it is today. Our manned Space Station SKYLAB is
now officially dead according to NASA, while Russian cosmonauts
are setting new records in their Salyut 6 Space Station; and,
strangely, the American Space Shuttle just can't seem to get off
the ground. "What's happened to NASA?", we may ask ourselves;
and "If we could land men on the moon, why can't we solve any of
our other problems?" But before we can think of any answers, our
attention is diverted again. "Here comes another bombshell from
Washington", says the TV, and we forget everything else, absorbed
in the latest bewildering event in the Carter crisis. My friends, news reports about these events always make them
seem as if they were separate and unrelated. As a result, they
seem to make no sense; and so we do as we are intended to do, we
just throw up our hands. The more evil our leaders have become,
the more we have decided to just trust them; and the more
secretive our Government has become, the more we have lied to
ourselves that we knew what was going on. But the events I
mentioned a few moments ago are not separate and unrelated. They
are all parts of a bigger picture; like pieces of a jigsaw
puzzle, each piece makes sense when you know what the total
picture is. That is why in my AUDIO LETTER series I keep
focusing on the total picture--that is what I said I would do
when I inaugurated the AUDIO LETTER series in June 1975. Each
month I can only highlight a few of the specific events that are
pieces of the puzzle, but each month I try to add more to your
own understanding so that you can learn to see the truth for
yourself. For long-time careful listeners of my AUDIO LETTERS, recent
events ought not to be any real surprise. For example, consider
the fluctuating decline of the United States dollar and the
fluctuating rise of gold prices. Lately many former anti-gold
figures have jumped onto the gold bandwagon, as if they had
always been there. Yet they tell you nothing about why these
events are now taking place. My friends, the reasons are those
which I made public six years ago in my book, five years ago in
Congressional testimony, and then in my AUDIO LETTERS. [...] "
Skylab Space Station
Features much of the early footage of the effects of weightlessness on astronauts as they work, exercise and perform acrobatics in the large space station. Skylab was NASA’s first space station. The 77-tonne outpost was in Earth orbit from 1973 to 1979 and was visited by crews three times from 1973 to 1974.
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11 de julio: Estos son los hechos que han marcado la historia en un día como hoy
Un día como hoy se conmemora el Día Mundial de la Población. Este mismo día en 1979, se estrelló en Australia la estación espacial Skylab, luego de caer a la Tierra de manera incontrolada. También un 11 de julio en 1995, ocurrió la Masacre de Srebrenica, donde fueron asesinados aproximadamente unos 8.000 hombres bosnios. Un día como hoy en 2010 España ganó la Copa Mundial de Fútbol de Sudáfrica luego de derrotar a Holanda 1 por cero.
Tell Me a Story: Oh Boy! What Was That?
Astronaut Jerry Carr says bolts and loose parts that shouldn't have been in his space capsule floated up in front of him during his trip to America's first space station, Skylab. That's in this edition of Tell Me a Story from the Rocket Garden inside the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Kerbal Space Program: Skylab 1 - Part 4
The final episode to our skylab series for a while, but definitely not the last time you'll see it forever.
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Kerbal Space Program: Skylab 1 - Part 1
I launch a new space station, but how many bugs will I run into?