Apollo command module from Skylab 2 mission arrives at Great Lakes Science Center.
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.
The module arrived on a flatbed truck after a short trip from NASA-Glenn.
The space capsule was used during launch and re-entry in the second manned mission to Skylab, the United Statesâ first space station.
Starting to remove the protective cover.
âSkylab 3 command module will be a visually stunning centerpiece of the Science Centerâs new NASA Glenn Visitor Center,â said Dr. Linda Abraham-Silver, president and CEO of Great Lakes Science Center.
The Skylab 3 mission began on July 28, 1973, and had a total flight time of 59 days, 11 hours.
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.
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.
The Command Module is on loan from the Smithsonian Institutionâs National Air and Space Museum.