This Day in Aviation History

Not much to share for aviation history so this will have to do.

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Originally shared by Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

New on the Blog: “Skylab is Falling!” 35 Years Ago Today: The first US space station, Skylab, reentered Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated. Curator Valerie Neal talks about the decision-making behind Skylab’s controlled descent from orbit and public reaction to this plan:

The Skylab Orbital Workshop is pictured here in Earth’s orbit as photographed from the Skylab 4 Command and Service Modules (CSM) during the final fly-around by the CSM before returning home. 

Image Credit: NASA.