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IB rocket carries Skylab 3 Astronauts
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Mon, Jul 13 2009


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This photograph is of a two-stage Saturn IB rocket carrying the Skylab 4 Astronauts Alan L.Bean, Dr Owen K.Garriot and Jack R.Lousma who were launched to orbiting the skylab at 7.11am E.D.T, July 28 1973 from Kennedy Space Center's Complex 39B. The astronauts splashed down September 25, 1973 at 6.20pm E.D.T about 362 km southwest of San Diego, CA. The second Skylab mission of 59 days was Man's longest mission to the date.