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Skylab
Date: 14 May 1973

Skylab was an orbiting laboratory launched by a Saturn V rocket in May 1973.

Skylab was visited three times by NASA astronauts who sometimes stayed as long as two and a half months. Many scientific tests were performed on Skylab, including astronomical observations in ultraviolet and X-ray light. Some of these observations yielded valuable information about comet Kohoutek, our sun and about the mysterious X-ray background -- radiation that comes from all over the sky.

Skylab fell back to earth on 11 July 1979.

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