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/ ˈskaɪˌlæb /
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a U.S. earth-orbiting space station that was periodically staffed by three separate crews of astronauts and remained in orbit 1973–79.
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Power for Skylab, Science News, July 4, 1970The largest solar cell array system for electrical power ever devised for a spacecraft is now being completed….50 years ago, NASA prepared to launch America’s first space station|Maria Temming|July 20, 2020|Science News
British Dictionary definitions for Skylab
/ (ˈskaɪˌlæb) /
a US space station launched in May 1973 into an orbit inclined at 50° to the equatorial plane at a mean altitude of 430 kilometres (270 miles), the astronauts working there under conditions of zero gravity. It disintegrated, unmanned, in 1979, with some parts landing in the outback of Australia
Word Origin for Skylab
C20: from sky + lab (oratory)
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