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A Sick Crew and A Sick Ship: The Trials of Skylab 3 (Part 4)

Skylab 3 and astronauts Al Bean, Owen Garriott, and Jack Lousma returned safely to Earth on 25 September 1973, after 59 days in orbit. Yet for the first quarter of their mission, the exact duration of their flight remained open to question. Photo Credit: NASA

Forty years ago this summer, America’s first space station—Skylab—was […]

Retro Space Images: Skylab Awaits

Photo Credit: Tom and Mark Usciak / Retro Space Images

Fueled and Ready: The Saturn 1B for Skylab 3 stands at Pad 39B late in the evening of July 27, 1973, ready to launch astronauts Alan Bean, Owen Garriott, and Jack Lousma the next morning on the second manned mission to Skylab.

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Retro Space Images: The Bleeding Edge ...

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The Technology of the Day: President Ford speaks with Apollo-Soyuz crewmen from the White House in July 1975. Ford uses a phone design unfamiliar to many today while watching the mission on a TV decked out in stylish faux-wood paneling.

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Retro Space Images: Standing Down Tension by Stepping Up Cooperation

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Together: Remembering ASTP—the view inside Mission Control in Houston during the historic rendezvous on July 17, 1975.

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Retro Space Images: Preparing for the First Handshake

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Ready for Launch — ASTP astronauts Deke Slayton and Vance Brand arrive at Patrick Air Force Base on this date in 1975 to begin final preparations for their launch on July 15.

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Retro Space Images: Are You Ready?

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Suit Up — Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham suits up for a test at the Kennedy Space Center on September 9, 1968.

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'With Flying Colours': The Revival of Skylab

With a cry of “We can fix anything,” the first crew heads toward Skylab on 25 May 1973. Since the launch pad was originally configured for the enormous Saturn V rocket, the smaller Saturn IB required a “pedestal” to raise its stages to the appropriate level for umbilicals and other utilities. Photo Credit: NASA

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From People on Wheels to People and Wheels on the Moon: The Automotive Lunar Explorers

Jim Irwin works with the lunar rover, backdropped by the grandeur of Hadley, in July-August 1971. Photo Credit: NASA

Chrysler, Delco, Ford, and General Motors are hardly the sort of names—at first glance—that might be associated with Project Apollo, the grandest and boldest adventure of exploration in human history. Since the dawn of the […]

INFINITY Science Center Sets Aspirations To Be In The Life-Changing Business

The new INFINITY Science Center in southwestern Mississippi opens to the public on April 12. Photo credit: Chase Clark

The new INFINITY Science Center in southwestern Mississippi opens to the public on April 12. Photo credit: Chase Clark

AmericaSpace was given an exclusive preview of the new INFINITY Science Center, located near John C. Stennis Space Center, which will be opening to the public for the first time on Thursday, April 12, after […]