• Short Summary

    The Skylab space station and its carrier rocket was moved into position on its launching pad on Monday (16 April).

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    The Skylab space station and its carrier rocket was moved into position on its launching pad on Monday (16 April). The launch date is 14 May.

    A Saturn 5 rocket will place Skylab in orbit 270 miles above the earth. The following day a second rocket will carry three astronauts who will rendezvous with the orbiting laboratory, and enter it for a 28-day stay. Two more crews will succeed them -- in August and November.

    During their sojourn in space, the orbiting scientists will carry out experiments. The knowledge they gain will guide the United States space programme's next developments -- probably the establishing of permanent space stations.

    SYNOPSIS: Cape Kennedy in the United States was starting point for man's conquest of the moon. Now another major project in space research is well under way.

    This man is moving a space laboratory to its launching pad. The caterpillar tracks are the first stage for any journey into space. They carry the platform for the saturn 5 rocket which will place a full-scale scientific research unit in orbit around the earth next month.

    A similar rocket will follow the next day. It'll carry three scientists who'll spend a month in space investigating the feasibility of permanent space stations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5VYFSEAKPAPK7S01EXS24K7LV
    Media URN:
    VLVA5VYFSEAKPAPK7S01EXS24K7LV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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