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Skylab 1
(SLM-1)

Mission Number: SL-2 (AS-206)25 May - 22 June 1973

Crew:
    Charles Conrad [4], Commander
    Paul Weitz [1], Pilot
    Joseph Kerwin [1], Science Pilot

Backup Crew:
    Russell Schweickart, Commander
    Franklin Musgrave, Pilot
    Bruce McCandless, Science Pilot

Launch:
    Location: John F. Kennedy Space Center
    Pad: 39-B
    Date: 25 May 1973
    Time: 13:00:00 UTC

Flight:
    Mission Duration: 28 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes, 49 seconds
    Orbits: 404
    EVA#1: 40 minutes
    EVA#2: 3 hours, 23 minutes
    EVA#3: 1 hours, 34 minutes

Landing:
    Date: 22 June 1973
    Time: 13:49:49 UTC

Recovery:
    Location: Pacific Ocean (24° 45' N, 127° 2' W)
    Vessel: USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14)

The crew, the first aboard the Skylab, had to make extensive repairs, including deployment of a parasol sunshade to lower inside temperatures. There were 392 experiment hours, and 3 EVAs totaling 5 hours, 41 minutes.

The command module is currently on display at the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL.

Launch vehicle was a Saturn IB.

 


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