• Short Summary

    The three United States Skylab astronauts put their weightlessness to spectacular effect on Friday (June 1) with a display of space gymnastics for their earthbound audience.

  • Description

    The three United States Skylab astronauts put their weightlessness to spectacular effect on Friday (June 1) with a display of space gymnastics for their earthbound audience.

    Commander Pete Conrad and his crew climbed into Skylab's observatory dome. There they raced round the vertical walls, kept upright by centrifugal force, for what Conrad described as the Skylab 500 -- a reference to the recent Indianapolis 500 race in the U.S. Their running was interspersed with the occasional double and triple somersault.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5J7HJF22Q48TTDUW888HKWKDA
    Media URN:
    VLVA5J7HJF22Q48TTDUW888HKWKDA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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