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Skylab fell back to Earth on 11 July 1979 and while most of it fell into the sea, quite a bit of the debris rained down on the Western Australian town of Esperance and surrounding areas. Most of the pieces were found on a 160km wide strip of land between the Perth-Adelaide highway and the Indian Pacific railway line.
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What was Skylab?

It was the first space station built by American astronauts. It was abandoned in 1974. It re-entered and burned up in Earth's atmosphere in 1979.

Why does an orbiting satellite fall back to earth?

  A satellite has to maintain a constant velocity of 8000 m/s in order to stay in Earth's orbit. If it gains mass or slows down at all, it will fall back into Earth's atmo

Why did skylab fall back to earth?

it fell on earth because back then we didn't do the extra boost they sometimes do now. The ISS now hovers around the earth and the gravitational force keeps it down like it do

What are skylabs?

A Skylab is a science and engineering laboratory, was launched into orbit by a Saturn V rocket on May 14 1973.

Why Skylab fell on earth?

  Because their where plans for a new space station ( MIRR and years later also the ISS). Because Skylab becameunusefull they sended towards the atmosphere of the earth to

How long does skylab take to circumnavigate the earth?

Skylab orbited the earth from 1971 to 1979. It orbited the Earth  2,476 times   during its 171 days and 13 hours that it was occupied from 1973 to  1974.   This calc