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May 15, 1973: The Skylab Mission for Science and Medicine

The Skylab orbital workshop launched in May 14, 1973, followed by the Skylab 2 mission, which worked to conduct experiments, medical studies, and solar astronomy. Astronauts would return to Earth over a month later, setting the precedent for two more Skylab missions to follow. Pictured: The Skylab space station in orbit above Earth. (Time Life Pictures/Time and Life Pictures/Getty Images/
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