Astronauts Recall Skylab Program at 40th Anniversary Celebration
Six Skylab astronauts participated in a panel discussion during the event, where they spoke about living and conducting groundbreaking scientific experiments aboard the orbiting outpost.
Launched unpiloted on May 14, 1973, Skylab was a complex orbiting scientific laboratory. Three crews of astronauts were sent up to perform microgravity experiments for up to three months in a shirt-sleeve environment. The program also provided information about how humans adapt to work during long periods of weightlessness.