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The American manned space program 1958 - 1979

The Saturn V - Skylab stack rolls around the VAB on its way to launch pad 39-A
April 16, 1973
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Skylab Orbital Workshop in orbit.
Skylab became severly damaged during the boost phase. A large portion of the meteorite shield was ripped off by aerodymic forces while the Saturn V launcher was making its way through the upper layers of Earth's atmosphere. Because of the structural failure of the meteorite shield, the left solar array wing became partially deployed. During staging it fell prey to the S-II stage retro rockets and was effectively blown away by their exhaust plumes.
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Skylab: America's first space station

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Early morning view of ASTP Saturn IB on pad 39-B
July 2, 1975
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View from Apollo CM of Soviet Soyuz spacecraft against a cloudy Earth.
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View from Soyuz of Apollo CSM with docking adapter.
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The arrival of the age of détente:
The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

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