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
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.