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Skylab CSM 3



This spacecraft was almost identical to the command and service module used for Apollo missions. Modifications were 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

  • Skylab 4
  • 06936

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1973-11-16
Launch Vehicle: Saturn 1B
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 6033.0 kg

Funding Agency

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


  • Human Crew
  • Life Science

Additional Information

Questions or 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 NSSDC


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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