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    The three Skylab astronauts have begun their programme of scientific and medical experiments, 270 miles (418 km.) above the earth after making the orbiting space-station habitable with a makeshift parasol heat-shield.

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    SV ASTRONAUTS FLOATING IN KITCHEN AND DINING AREA
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    AERIAL VIEW WASHINGTON COASTLINE
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    MV KERWIN PREPARES MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
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    ASTRONAUTS FLOATING IN SKYLAB "KITCHEN": WASHINGTON COAST FROM SKYLAB: KERWIN PREPARES MEDICAL EQUIPMENT.




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    Background: The three Skylab astronauts have begun their programme of scientific and medical experiments, 270 miles (418 km.) above the earth after making the orbiting space-station habitable with a makeshift parasol heat-shield.

    Dr. Joseph P. Kerwin, the first physician-astronaut, on Monday (28 may) carried out the first blood tests in space on himself, Skylab commander Charles (Pete) Conrad and third man, Paul J. Weitz. The astronauts have also activated a solar telescope to observe solar activity and cameras designed to study the earth's natural resources.

    However, the experimental programme will have to be curtailed as Skylab is operating under half power. Electricity is rationed because a solar panel was prevented from producing power from the sun by the remains of Skylab's smashed heat shield. The shield tore off when Skylab was launched from Cape Kennedy on 14 May.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5D9O5GZ3S2E8BXPP49ZJVCCYA
    Media URN:
    VLVA5D9O5GZ3S2E8BXPP49ZJVCCYA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
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