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Apollo command module

Apollo command module from Skylab 2 mission arrives at Great Lakes Science Center.

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    The new NASA Glenn Visitor Center at Great Lakes Science Center has an exciting addition: the Apollo command module used for the Skylab 3 mission.
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    The module arrived on a flatbed truck after a short trip from NASA-Glenn.
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    The space capsule was used during launch and re-entry in the second manned mission to Skylab, the United States’ first space station.
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    Starting to remove the protective cover.
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    “Skylab 3 command module will be a visually stunning centerpiece of the Science Center’s new NASA Glenn Visitor Center,” said Dr. Linda Abraham-Silver, president and CEO of Great Lakes Science Center.
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    The Skylab 3 mission began on July 28, 1973, and had a total flight time of 59 days, 11 hours.
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    The Skylab 3 crew, consisting of Alan Bean, Owen Garriott and Jack Lousma, set nine international records at the time for spacewalks and amount of time astronauts spent in space.
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    The Skylab missions proved the capability of astronauts to live and work in space for long periods of time, truly pioneering the scientific exploration of the final frontier.
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    The Command Module is on loan from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.
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