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Oxygen Tank Insulation

Mission: Skylab 1-3 (SL-1 to SL-4)   Crew: Charles C. Conrad Jr.
Paul J. Weitz
Joseph P. Kerwin
Alan L. Bean
Jack R. Lousma
Owen K. Garriott
Gerald P. Carr
William R. Pogue
Edward G. Gibson
Launch: May 14, 1973  
Reentry: July 11, 1979  
Comment: First U.S. space station


This fiberglass insulation was recovered from debris that survived Skylab's fiery reentry. This artifact, identified by NASA Team Leader Raymond Gause, is a remnant from one of six oxygen supply tanks used on-board Skylab as part of the space station's life support system. The tank impacted the ground in Rawlinna, Australia and is now on display at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville.


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