Saturn IB
Skylab 3

Saturn IB | Skylab 3

National Aeronautics and Space Administration launch of a Saturn IB Rocket

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration was scheduled to launch a Saturn IB rocket as part of the Skylab 3 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Sat, Jul 28th, 1973, 7:10 AM from Launch Complex 39B, Kennedy Space Center, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Saturn IB and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

Skylab 3

Skylab 3 (also known as SL-3 or SLM-2) was the second crewed mission to the first US orbital space station Skylab. The mission began on July 28, 1973, 11:10:50 UTC with the launch of a three-person crew. Crew members were the Commander Alan L. Bean, Science Pilot Owen K. Garriott and Pilot Jack R. Lousma. During their 59-day stay on the station, crew continued station repairs and conducted various scientific and medical experiments. The mission ended successfully with the splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on September 25, 1973, 22:19:51 UTC.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 39B, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Rocket

Saturn IB

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