Skylab

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Skylab

(ˈskaɪˌlæb)
n
(Astronautics) a US space station launched in May 1973 into an orbit inclined at 50° to the equatorial plane at a mean altitude of 430 kilometres (270 miles), the astronauts working there under conditions of zero gravity. It disintegrated, unmanned, in 1979, with some parts landing in the outback of Australia
[C20: from sky + lab(oratory)]
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Noun1.Skylab - United States space station; in orbit from 1973 to 1979
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skylab

[ˈskaɪlæb] Nskylab m, laboratorio m espacial

Skylab

[ˈskaɪlæb] nlaboratorio spaziale
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1979: Skylab tumbles back to Earth The space laboratory, Skylab I, plunges to Earth scattering debris across the southern Indian Ocean and the sparsely populated Australian desert.
1979 - America's Skylab I returned t o earth after 34,981 orbits in six years
1979: America's Skylab I returned to Earth after 34,981 orbits in six years.