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In Pictures: Skylab, NASA's first space station ma...
Skylab was maneuvered so its solar panels faced the sun to provide as much electricity as possible. Because of the loss of the meteoroid shield, however, this positioning caused workshop temperatures to rise to 52 degrees Celsius (126 degrees Fahrenheit). The launch of Skylab 2 was postponed while NASA engineers, in an intensive 10-day period, developed procedures and trained the crew to make the workshop habitable, NASA said.
In Pictures: Skylab, NASA's first space station marks 40 years