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In Pictures: Skylab, NASA's first space station ma...
Normally, Skylab flew with the solar arrays directly facing the sun. After the micrometeoroid shield was lost, ground controllers maneuvered the space station so that the workshop centerline was at a 45-degree angle to the sun. The solar arrays then operated with less effectiveness, but temperatures within the workshop were kept at a tolerable level, NASA said.
In Pictures: Skylab, NASA's first space station marks 40 years