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    Piece of Skylab 1 (SL-1) Recovered from Rawlinna, Australia. Skylab was the first space station the United States launched into orbit, and the second space station to be visited by a human crew. It was launched in May 1973 and remained in use until July 1979, when it fell to earth due to low fuel and needed repairs that were not made in a timely manner. Skylab's reentry footprint was a narrow band covering portions of the Indian Ocean and Western Australia. The largest portion of Skylab debris fell in Rawlinna, a remote locality and railway siding on the Trans-Australian Railway in Western Australia. Here, a small sliver of Skylab resembling a piece of charred wood has been preserved in a Lucite capsule measuring 2.5" in diameter and approximately 4.25" tall. Lucite bears numerous small scratches and scrapes.


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    25th Tuesday
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