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ALSO RELEASED AT NASA HEADQUARTERS
NOTE TO EDITORS:
This is a summary of recent activities to extend the orbital life
NASA has successfully placed America's 77,111-kilogram (85-ton),
36-meter (liS-foot) long space station, Skylab, in an orbital position
which hopefully will give it a "new lease on life."
A team of engineers and controllers from the Johnson Space Center,
Houston, Texas; Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama;
IBM and three tracking stations -- Bermuda; Madrid, Spain; and
Goldstone, California -- have completed a four-month plan of scheduled
events to stabilize and trim the orbital position of Skylab.