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Why was Skylab launched?


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Skylab was the first space station the United States launched into orbit, and the second space station ever visited by a human crew. Skylab was also the only space station NASA or the United States military launched alone. The 100 ton space station was in Earth's orbit from 1973 to 1979, and it was visited by crews three times in 1973 and 1974. It included a laboratory for studying the effects of microgravity and the Apollo Telescope Mount solar observatory. It was launched as a docking station for space crafts and as an observatory for the goings on in space.

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