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Skylab 1 Mission

Skylab 1 Mission

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Published by: Aviation/Space History Library on Sep 30, 2012
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SPACEADMINISTRATION
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ISSIONPROFILEIV-3:CrewWorkDay.......15
ISSIONPROFILEIV'4:TheWorkshopBetweenVisits..............16
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wardhislife-givi
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gSunwillbeginMay14
whentheSkylabspacecraftislaunchedintoanEarth-huggingorbit.Manhimselfandanexaminationofhow
wellhefaresduringlongperiodsinspacewillals
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beamajorobjectiveofthisfirst
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nitedStatesexperimental
spacestation.
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additionalthree-mancrewswillspendtwomonthseachliving
andworkingaboardSkylablaterintheyear.
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