Searching for Skylab,
America's Forgotten Triumph
by 1080 Virtual Media Consulting Ltd.
A crucial role of Skylab was to make observations of the Sun. A solar observatory, consisting of multiple cameras and telescopes were carried aboard to facilitate the research. Eventually, Skylab acquired more information about the Sun than humanity collected throughout its entire history up until that point.
The crew of SL-4 (SLM-3), with Jerry Carr (CDR), Ed Gibson (SC PLT), and Bill Pogue (PLT) stayed in space for 84 days and held the record for the longest stay in space for 22 years.
Saturn V was the rocket moved from the Apollo programme to Skylab. It was modified to carry the largest Space Station ever into orbit. The movie “Searching for Skylab” explains how the rocket was modified and why it was able to carry such a large laboratory into space.
The protective Micro-meteoroid Shield was ripped off the rocket approximately 64 seconds after launch. Thick cloud cover prevented tracking cameras on the ground from observing this take place. Additionally, the SII skirt failed to properly separate placing the rocket within seconds of exploding. The two solar panels on the side of the spacecraft were also affected – one had been completely ripped off, while the other was blocked from deploying by debris from the Micro-meteoroid Shield.
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Few know Skylab well because Skylab wasn’t talked about much until now. What’s changed? A filmmaker and an award-winning author decided to share what he found with you.
His film – the first-ever feature about Skylab – stands today with nearly 30 awards, making children as young as eight into its fans.
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Few documentaries are this historically accurate. Few can boast such high quality of the re-mastering of the NASA archive material. None will ever capture this many stories told by the Skylab astronauts themselves, and few will leave you with so many questions still to be researched. Follow the director Dwight Steven-Boniecki on his journey and get inspired!