Searching For Skylab, America’s Forgotten Triumph

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August 28, 2021
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1 Hour 38 Minutes
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English
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Occupied by three separate teams for 24 weeks between 1973 and 1974, Skylab is the forebearer of the International Space Station (ISS) and is one of mankind’s greatest engineering feats.

Its story has largely been forgotten. However, the Skylab missions were responsible for an incredible array of scientific discoveries before it dramatically crashed into Western Australia in 1979. The missions have provided the scientific community with countless and invaluable information about our planet, the sun, space, and the universe itself.

Using stunning re-mastered and never-seen-before footage and interviews, Searching for Skylab reveals the incredible feats of science and technology achieved by the space station and the NASA astronauts upon it. Woven into the film are fascinating and previously untold eye-witness accounts from the astronauts themselves, capturing their important history and stories before they are lost to time.

Additional interviews from the engineers and their families tell the story of those behind the scenes and reveal the human side of what it was like to live through one the most exciting times for space exploration in human history.

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August 28, 2021

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