KERWIN: "In the lower body negative pressure device, we allexperienced some degradation objectively on the measurements ofour ability to pool blood. ..in the lower extremities, which iswhat lower body negative pressure does."
Another power problem occurred May 30 when fourof 18 battery packs in the telescope mount power supplysystem showed they were taking less than one-half chargefrom the solar arrays, a result of overheating during theunmanned period.While the crew continued a power-limited schedule ofexperiments and observations, mission support personnelworked out and tested procedures to free the jammedsolar wing.Radioed to Sky ab one day, practiced inside theworkshop the next, the procedures were used on Day 14of the mission, June 7.Conrad and Kerwin spent about 4 hours and 10minutes in extravehicuJar activity. They freed the array,and within hours the electric power supply was such thata mission close to the original plan was authorized.On June 19, the 26th mission day, Conrad and Weitzwent EVA for 96 minutes to retrieve film from thetelescope mount. Conrad also reactivated a battery regu-lator relay -he tapped the case with a hammer.Splashdown came at 28 days 50 minutes, June 22,some 830 miles southwest of San Diego, California.When the three crewmen emerged from their space-craft on the deck of the recovery ship U S S Ticonderoga,they appeared wobbly but well, dispelling fears that thehuman body could not function after 4 weeks in theweightlessnessof space.Kerwin, the medical expert in the crew, said in apostflight press conference "It was a continuous andpleasant surprise to me to find out how easy it was to livein zero g, and how good you felt."The first Sky ab crew recommended increased exercisefor those to follow.In spite of the problems encountered, the first mannedmission successfully accomplished most objectives estab-lished for it..Some 80 percent of planned solar data wasobtained, with a major. scientific accomplishmentin the monitoring of a solar flare..11 of 14 planned Earth resources data runs wereaccomplished..Data were taken on all scheduled experimentsexcept those involving the scientific airlock
(through which the sunshade ad been deployed)
or those curtailed by power or weight ljmitations..All 16 medical experiments were conducted, andthe time history of man's adaptation to zero g wasobtained for the first time..Data were obtained on five student investigations,with two others rescheduled for the second visit.
CONRAD: "Okay, Houston, it looks like the meteoroid shield atthe upper thick panel on the SAS plank has wrapped around it justslightly, Now my guess is that our easiest thing to do is just go tothe end and try and deploy it,"
Skylab experiments data and film were delivered tothe appropriate principal investigator for analysis orprocessing at his direction. In many cases, completeanalysis of data may require years; however, significantfindings are released to scientific journals and the newsmedia as they occur.Sources of photographic prints from experiments f11mor from the general mission photography are isted on thelast page of this report.