When and where did Skylab fall back to Earth?
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.
It wasn't intentionally abandoned. It was originally thought that the Space Shuttle would be operational before Skylab fell to earth. The Space Shuttle would then raise Skylab into a higher orbit to be used by multiple Space Shuttle crews, but an overabundance of solar flares caused Skylab to fall to earth 2 years before it normally would have. Delays in the development of the Space Shuttle spelled the demise of Skylab.
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 does to the moon. But over time, it gets lower and lower. The correct altitude is 248 miles. Now its 220 and they are going to send a fuel supply to boost it up to its normal altitude. Back then they didnt…