Skylab, the nation’s first space station, launched on May 14, 1973.
This image shows an overhead view of the Skylab space station cluster in Earth orbit. The photo was taken from the Skylab 4 Command and Service Modules. Skylab 4 was the third and final mission to place a crew aboard America’s first space station. The first, second and third missions to Skylab lasted 28, 59 and 84 days, respectively. NASA Johnson Space Center Buy Photo