• Short Summary

    Two astronauts left the troubled Skylab space station for the longest spacewalk yet on Monday (August 6).

  • Description

    Two astronauts left the troubled Skylab space station for the longest spacewalk yet on Monday (August 6). Major Jack Lousma and Dr. Owen Garriott spent a tough six-and-a-half hours grappling to set up a new sunshade, loading telescope cameras with film and trying to track down a short circuit.

    Once again the gremlins that have plagued the Skylab mission struck during the spacewalk. The astronauts had difficulty unfolding the sunshade. Finally, the awning supported by two long poles, was deployed -- it will keep the space station from overheating.

    Earlier, equipment problems had delayed the spacewalk for 90 minutes. But once it was underway, Lousma gave a running commentary on what he could see to ground control:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADHHBHBEVNEVH1VV2XL9UQDDR4
    Media URN:
    VLVADHHBHBEVNEVH1VV2XL9UQDDR4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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