August 8, 2022

This day in space! July 11, 1979-NASA’s abandoned Skylab space station crashed to Earth

On July 11, 1979, the abandoned US space station Skylab returned to Earth spectacularly. It burned in the atmosphere and ejected debris into the Indian Ocean and Western Australia.
The last group of astronauts left the space station in 1974. Over time, it began to deviate from orbit, slowly getting closer and closer to the earth. In fact, the Skylab returned to Earth earlier than NASA expected. This premature decline was attributed to strong solar storms, as solar activity warmed the earth’s atmosphere.
When debris from the Skylab burst in the atmosphere, residents and pilots in the area saw dozens of colorful flares resembling fireworks.
Skylab’s grave: the remains of Australia’s first US space station
Skylab: the first US space station (photo)
Skylab: How NASA’s first space station worked (infographic)
Catch up with all our “This Day in Space” “Use this playlist on YouTube.
NASA Story-Magazines Direct $22.99
Explore how and why NASA was created, its greatest victories, darkest days, and beyond An era of all possible hope. A story about adventure, heroism, and originality. Learn about the space agency’s greatest accomplishments and how the organization has consistently and tirelessly committed to its basic principles for sixty years: “Space Activities It must be for peaceful purposes and for the benefit of all mankind. ”
View offers
This day at the Space Archives!
Still not enough space? Don’t forget to check out our daily space photos, as well as our best space photos of the weekend and this week’s hot space news.



Link Link Link Link 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.