The first American outpost in space: “Skylab” started 50 years ago

The first problems came just 63 seconds after takeoff. A meteor shield deployed, ripping through the resistance, taking one solar panel with it and damaging another. This is how “Skylab”, the first American outpost in space, arrived in space on May 14, 1973 – exactly 50 years ago – from the Cape Canaveral spaceport aboard […]

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