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Skylab CSM 1



This spacecraft was almost identical to the command and service module used for Apollo missions. Modification was made to accomodate long-duration Skylab missions and to allow the spacecraft to remain semi-dormant while docked to the Skylab cluster. A crew of three men and their provisions were carried. The mission of this spacecraft was to ferry a crew of three to the Skylab complex and return them to earth.

Alternate Names

  • 06655
  • Skylab 2
  • SkylabCSM1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1973-05-25
Launch Vehicle: Saturn 1B
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 19979 kg

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Manned Space Flight (United States)


  • Space Physics
  • Engineering
  • Life Science
  • Human Crew
  • Microgravity

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. H. Kent Hills



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. O. Glenn SmithProject ManagerNASA Johnson Space Center

Related Information/Data at NSSDCA


Other Sources of Skylab Information/Data

Project Skylab (NASA KSC)
Skylab Images (NASA JSC)
Skylab Astronomical Experiments (HEASARC, NASA GSFC)

On-line Books

Skylab: A Chronology (NASA SP-4011, NASA History Office)
Skylab: A Guidebook (NASA EP-107, NASA History Office)
Skylab, Our First Space Station (NASA SP-400, NASA History Office)

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