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What Is the Skylab Space Station? Learn About Skylab’s Operational History and Skylab’s Impact on Space Exploration

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 29, 2021 • 5 min read

In the annals of space travel, Skylab is often a footnote. America’s first space station, Skylab and its crews contributed mightily to our understanding of how humans adapt to living in space. Though less well known today than programs like Mir and the International Space Station, Skylab represents an important milestone in the history of manned space exploration.