Skylab was designed to conduct laboratory experiments in space.

    • Within one year of research on Skylab humanity found more information about the sun than in its entire history up to that point.
    • It demonstrated the use of remote sensing for snow mapping, sea state determination, and ocean current charting.
    • It examined the growth and termination of hurricanes.
    • It gathered evidence that space affected human physiological processes, in particular the cardiovascular system.
    • It found that crystals grown in space were higher in quality, and in some cases unique crystal growth phenomena occurred.
    • In stellar astronomy experiments, it obtained scientific data on hot stars in two-thirds of the Milky Way region.

and much more…