Reviewed and approved by:
Hermann Thomason Bill Peters Pete Frank
Wrap-up Skylab reactivation release
June 13, 1978
EFFORTS TO EXTEND SKYLAB'S ORBITAL LIFE ARE SUCCESSFUL
America's 85-ton, ll8-foot long space station, Skylab, has
been successfully placed in an orbital position which is expected
to give the vihicle a "new lease on life."
Fighting unknown odds, using procedures developed in real
time as the mission progressed, and with a team of people pooled
from the Johnson Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, Goddard
Space Flight Center, IBM, and three tracking stations - Bermuda,
Madrid, and Goldstone, California, the Space Agency succedded in a
4-month-long effort to stabilize and trim the orbital position of
the space station.