A6. May 14, 1973 Sky Lab Launch



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Sky Lab Launch May 14, 1973
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Sky Lab Launch May 14, 1973
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylab
Skylab was a space station launched and operated by NASA and was the United States’ first space station. Skylab orbited the Earth from 1973 to 1979, and included a workshop, a solar observatory, and other systems. It was launched unmanned by a modified Saturn V rocket, with a weight of 169,950 pounds (77 t).[1] Three manned missions to the station, conducted between 1973 and 1974 using the Apollo Command/Service Module (CSM) atop the smaller Saturn IB, each delivered a three-astronaut crew. On the last two manned missions, an additional Apollo / Saturn IB stood by ready to rescue the crew in orbit if it was needed.
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Launch May 14, 1973 17:30:00 UTC
Skylab_launch
From: Sunday, March 11, 1973 at 2:05:00 PM
To Monday, May 14, 1973 at 5:30:00 PM
Result: 64 days, 3 hours, 25 minutes and 0 seconds
2 months, 3 days
5,541,900 seconds
92,365 minutes
1539 hours (rounded down)
64 days (rounded down)
9 weeks (rounded down)
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Reentry July 11, 1979 16:37:00 UTC
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From: Sunday, March 11, 1973 at 2:05:00 PM
To: Wednesday, July 11, 1979 at 4:37:00 PM
Result: 2313 days, 2 hours, 32 minutes and 0 seconds
The duration is 2313 days, 2 hours, 32 minutes and 0 seconds
6 years, 4 months
199,852,320 seconds
3,330,872 minutes
55,514 hours (rounded down)
2313 days (rounded down)
330 weeks
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRIXJlmeuww

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