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Skylab 2
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Saturn V Skylab
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Record flight duration. Crew had to conduct major repairs to get damaged station in operation. Astronaut flung into space during release of solar wing. High temperatures in station brought down by deployment of sunshade.

AKA: Skylab. Launched: 1973-05-25. Returned: 1973-06-22. Number crew: 3 . Duration: 28.03 days. Location: Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL.

Epic repair mission which brought Skylab into working order. Included such great moments as Conrad being flung through space by the whiplash after heaving on the solar wing just as the debris constraining it gave way; deployment of a lightweight solar shield, developed in Houston in one week, which brought the temperatures down to tolerable levels. With this flight US again took manned spaceflight duration record.

Skylab 2 , consisting of a modified Apollo CSM payload and a Saturn IB launch vehicle, was inserted into Earth orbit approximately 10 minutes after liftoff. The orbit achieved was 357 by 156 km and, during a six-hour period following insertion, four maneuvers placed the CSM into a 424 by 415 km orbit for rendezvous with the Orbital Workshop. Normal rendezvous sequencing led to stationkeeping during the fifth revolution followed by a flyaround inspection of the damage to the OWS. The crew provided a verbal description of the damage in conjunction with 15 minutes of television coverage. The solar array system wing (beam) 2 was completely missing. The solar array system wing (beam) 1 was slightly deployed and was restrained by a fragment of the meteoroid shield. Large sections of the meteoroid shield were missing. Following the flyaround inspection, the CSM soft-docked with the OWS at 5:56 p.m. EDT to plan the next activities. At 6:45 p.m. EDT the CSM undocked and extravehicular activity was initiated to deploy the beam 1 solar array. The attempt failed. Frustration of the crew was compounded when eight attempts were required to achieve hard docking with the OWS. The hard dock was made at 11:50 p.m. EDT, terminating a Skylab 2 first-day crew work period of 22 hours.

The Skylab space station was launched May 14, 1973, from the NASA Kennedy Space Center by a huge Saturn V launch vehicle, the moon rocket of the Apollo Space Program. Sixty-three seconds after liftoff, the meteoroid shield--designed also to shade Skylab's workshop--deployed inadvertently. It was torn from the space station by atmospheric drag. This event and its effects started a ten-day period in which Skylab was beset with problems that had to be conquered before the space station would be safe and habitable for the three manned periods of its planned eight-month mission.

When the meteoroid shield ripped loose, it disturbed the mounting of workshop solar array "wing" two and caused it to partially deploy. The exhaust plume of the second stage retro-rockets impacted the partially deployed solar array and literally blew it into space. Also, a strap of debris from the meteoroid shield overlapped solar array "wing" number one such that when the programmed deployment signal occurred, wing number one was held in a slightly opened position where it was able to generate virtually no power.

In the meantime, the space station had achieved a near-circular orbit at the desired altitude of 435 kilometers (270 miles). All other major functions including payload shroud jettison, deployment of the Apollo Telescope Mount (Skylab's solar observatory) and its solar arrays, and pressurization of the space station occurred as planned.

Scientists, engineers, astronauts, and management personnel at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and elsewhere worked throughout the first ten-day period of Skylab's flight to devise the means for its rescue. Simultaneously, Skylab--seriously overheating--was maneuvered through varying nose-up attitudes that would best maintain an acceptable "holding" condition. Because of the loss of the meteoroid shield, however, this positioning caused workshop temperatures to rise to 52 degrees Celsius (126 degrees F). During that ten-day period and for some time thereafter, the space station operated on less than half of its designed electrical system, in the partially nose-up attitudes, was generating power at reduced efficiency. The optimum condition that maintained the most favorable balance between Skylab temperatures and its power generation capability occurred at approximately 50 degrees nose-up.

The crew rendezvoused with Skylab on the fifth orbit. After making substantial repairs, including deployment of a parasol sunshade which cooled the inside temperatures to 23.8 degrees C (75 degrees F), by June 4 the workshop was in full operation. In orbit the crew conducted solar astronomy and Earth resources experiments, medical studies, and five student experiments; 404 orbits and 392 experiment hours were completed; three EVAs totaled six hours, 20 minutes.

Skylab-2    MANHOUR UTILIZATION
 
MEDICAL ACTIVITIES            145.3 HOURS     7.5 PERCENT
SOLAR OBSERVATIONS            117.2   "       6.0    "
EARTH RESOURCES                71.4   "       3.7    "
OTHER EXPERIMENTS              65.4   "       3.4    "
SLEEP, REST & OFF
             DUTY             675.6   "       34.7   "
PRE/POST SLEEP &
           EATING             477.1   "       24.5   "
HOUSEKEEPING                  103.6   "        5.3   "
PHYSICAL TRAINING
& PERSONAL HYGIENE             56.2   "        2.9   "
OTHER (EVA) ETC               232.5   "       12.0   "
 
                    TOTAL:   1944.3   "      100     "


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Family: Manned spaceflight. People: Conrad, Kerwin, Weitz. Country: USA. Spacecraft: Apollo CSM. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral. Agency: NASA Houston.
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View of Pad B, Launch Complex 39 showing Skylab 2 space vehicle during CDDT
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Rendezvous and Fly Around Inspection of Skylab I Orbital Space Station
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Rendezvous and Fly Around Inspection of Skylab I Orbital Space Station
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View of crewmen performing EVA taken from inside OWS
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Close-up view of partially deployed, damaged solar array
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Skylab 2 Crewmember During EVA to Repair and Deploy Damaged Solar Panel
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Skylab 2 Farewell View from the Departing Skylab Command/Service Module
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Skylab 2 Farewell View from the Departing Skylab Command/Service Module
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Skylab 2 Farewell View from the Departing Skylab Command/Service Module
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1972 July 18-19 - .
  • The first command and service modules designed for the Skylab Program were delivered by North American Rockwell. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2. The CSM arrived at KSC via the Super Guppy aircraft. Upon arrival, the CSM, which would be launched on SL-2, was installed in the Operations and Checkout Building to begin its checkout procedure..

1972 August 18 - .
  • The Saturn IB first stage for the Skylab 2 launch arrived at KSC aboard the NASA barge Orion and was immediately offloaded for processing in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2. Following preliminary checkout in the VAB transfer aisle, the S-IB 206 first stage would be erected atop the 39- m-tall pedestal on Mobile Launcher 1 on 31 August..

1972 November 24 - .
  • Skylab debris situation reviewed. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2. The Skylab debris situation was reviewed with emphasis on the S-IVB stages of Skylab 2, 3, and 4. It was decided that the S-IVB for these missions would be deorbited into the Pacific Ocean on an early revolution.. Additional Details: here....

1973 February 27 - May 25 - . LV Family: Saturn I. Launch Vehicle: Saturn IB.
  • Skylab 2 spacecraft transferred to Launch Complex 39B in preparation for launch. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2.

    The Skylab 2 spacecraft, mated to its launch vehicle, was transferred 27 February from the KSC Vehicle Assembly- Building to Launch Complex 39B in preparation for launch. The SL-2 space vehicle consisted of the following major components: an S-IB (the first stage); an S-IVB (the second stage, which comprised the propulsion stages); an IU; a CSM; and an SLA. Additional Details: here....


1973 March 25-30 - .
  • The Skylab flight hardware successfully completed the first total mission operations sequence during the mission simulation and flight readiness test at KSC. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2. The test included the SL 2 astronaut crew participation in the simulated launches of SL-1 and SL-2, mission activation and operation, deactivation, data dump, and powerdown..

1973 March 28 - .
  • The USNS Vanguard, a part of NASA's Space Flight Tracking and Data Network, departed Port Canaveral, Florida, for temporary duty at Mar del Plata, Argentina. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2.

    The ship would provide a two- way flow of information and communication between Skylab and Mission Control Center in Houston via Goddard Space Flight Center. Upon completion of the Skylab Program, it would return to Port Canaveral. The Vanguard was originally designed to provide tracking and data acquisition for the Apollo flights. It played an important role in the Apollo Program.


1973 April 16-19 - .
  • Loading of the Apollo spacecraft's hypergolic propellants for a scheduled 15 May launch was completed at KSC. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2. The next major milestone in preparing the Saturn IB/Apollo for launch would occur 23 April when the kerosene to fuel the Saturn IB booster's eight engines would be pumped aboard the first stage..

1973 May 23-24 - .
  • A design certification review was held for the revised Skylab 2 mission. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2. Spacecraft: Skylab.

    The review board determined that a 'Skylab parasol,' with a strengthened ultraviolet resistant material, deployed through the scientific airlock would be the prime method for the deployment of a thermal shield on the Orbital Workshop. A 'twin pole' thermal shield and a standup extravehicular thermal sail would be flown as backup methods. Following final assessment of mission readiness with favorable recommendations, a certification of flight worthiness for the new hardware was executed.


1973 May 25 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39B. Launch Platform: LUT1. LV Family: Saturn I. Launch Vehicle: Saturn IB.
  • Skylab 2 - . Call Sign: Skylab. Crew: Conrad, Kerwin, Weitz. Backup Crew: McCandless, Musgrave, Schweickart. Payload: Apollo CSM 116. Mass: 19,979 kg (44,046 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Conrad, Kerwin, McCandless, Musgrave, Schweickart, Weitz. Agency: NASA Houston. Program: Skylab. Class: Moon. Type: Manned lunar spacecraft. Flight: Skylab 2. Spacecraft: Apollo CSM. Duration: 28.03 days. Decay Date: 1973-06-22 . USAF Sat Cat: 6655 . COSPAR: 1973-032A. Apogee: 440 km (270 mi). Perigee: 425 km (264 mi). Inclination: 50.0000 deg. Period: 93.20 min.

    Epic repair mission which brought Skylab into working order. Included such great moments as Conrad being flung through space by the whiplash after heaving on the solar wing just as the debris constraining it gave way; deployment of a lightweight solar shield, developed in Houston in one week, which brought the temperatures down to tolerable levels. With this flight US again took manned spaceflight duration record.

    Skylab 2 , consisting of a modified Apollo CSM payload and a Saturn IB launch vehicle, was inserted into Earth orbit approximately 10 minutes after liftoff. The orbit achieved was 357 by 156 km and, during a six-hour period following insertion, four maneuvers placed the CSM into a 424 by 415 km orbit for rendezvous with the Orbital Workshop. Normal rendezvous sequencing led to stationkeeping during the fifth revolution followed by a flyaround inspection of the damage to the OWS. The crew provided a verbal description of the damage in conjunction with 15 minutes of television coverage. The solar array system wing (beam) 2 was completely missing. The solar array system wing (beam) 1 was slightly deployed and was restrained by a fragment of the meteoroid shield. Large sections of the meteoroid shield were missing. Following the flyaround inspection, the CSM soft-docked with the OWS at 5:56 p.m. EDT to plan the next activities. At 6:45 p.m. EDT the CSM undocked and extravehicular activity was initiated to deploy the beam 1 solar array. The attempt failed. Frustration of the crew was compounded when eight attempts were required to achieve hard docking with the OWS. The hard dock was made at 11:50 p.m. EDT, terminating a Skylab 2 first-day crew work period of 22 hours.


1973 May 26 - .
  • Second manned day of the Skylab mission. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2. Spacecraft Bus: Skylab. Spacecraft: Apollo ATM. The second manned day of the Skylab mission was focused on entry into the OWS and deployment of the Skylab parasol.. Additional Details: here....

1973 May 26 - . 00:40 GMT - .
  • EVA Skylab 2-1 - . Crew: Weitz. EVA Duration: 0.0257 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Weitz. Program: Skylab. Class: Moon. Type: Manned lunar spacecraft. Flight: Skylab 2. Spacecraft: Apollo CSM. Stand-Up External Vehicular Activity. First and failed attempt to release jammed solar panel..

1973 May 27 - June 22 - .
  • Skylab-2 crew began to activate experiments. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2. Following the successful deployment of the parasol, the Skylab-2 crew began to transfer and store equipment and activate experiments.. Additional Details: here....

1973 May 27 - .
  • A Skylab Program Director's meeting was held to identify further actions required for the SL 2 mission and actions required for the SL-3 mission. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2.

    The following agreements were reached: The parasol installed on the OWS would not be jettisoned until a replacement thermal shield was on board, if a twin-boom thermal shield had not been deployed during the SL-2 mission. The twin-boom sunshade and the JSC sail would be retained in the OWS at the end of the SL-2 mission.


1973 May 31 - .
  • Skylab issues reviewed. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2. During a Manned Space Flight Management Council telecon, four agenda items were discussed: an early launch date for SL-3; plans for an EVA solar array system repair; deorbiting of the Skylab cluster; and lengthening the SL-2 mission. . Additional Details: here....

1973 June 7 - . 15:15 GMT - .
1973 June 15 - .
  • A review was conducted at NASA Hq to determine whether the astronaut maneuvering unit and foot controller maneuvering unit could be safely used within the confines of the OWS. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2. It was concluded that the units could be safely operated, and approval was given for scheduling their use. . Additional Details: here....

1973 June 19 - . 10:55 GMT - .
  • EVA Skylab 2-3 - . Crew: Conrad, Weitz. EVA Duration: 0.0722 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Conrad, Weitz. Program: Skylab. Class: Manned. Type: Manned space station. Flight: Skylab 2. Spacecraft: Skylab. Replacement of film cartridges for solar camera..

1973 June 20 - .
  • Jettison the docking ring reaffirmed. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2.

    A recommendation to jettison the docking ring and probe assembly on SL-2 while the crew was unsuited was reaffirmed. Major considerations in arriving at the recommendations were that a suited landing was unacceptable, the additional risk of performing the operation unsuited was extremely low, and the crew had trained premission and in flight using the proposed timeline for an unsuited jettison of the docking ring and probe assembly.


1973 June 21 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Lonely Bull - . Flight: Skylab 2 .

    "Lonely Bull" by Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass; preceded by Boatswain's Call; the boatswain's pipe was directed to Pete Conrad by Paul Hand, probably because Conrad was Navy. "You should have started doing that on about day 2" Conrad quipped. "And the crew down here couldn't find a song for three bulls, it was only one" replied Capcom. Conrad countered with,"Here's a little old song, love" And then PAO filled in the background:"That last song coming down from Skylab was out of Pete Conrad's repertoire of country-western music he has aboard"


1973 June 22 - .
  • Skylab 2 splashed down. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2. Spacecraft: Skylab.

    At 9:49 a.m. EDT, Skylab 2 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean 9.6 km from the recovery ship, U.S.S. Ticonderoga , and 1320 km southwest of San Diego. At 10:28 a.m., the crew and spacecraft were aboard the Ticonderoga. The objectives of the SL-1/SL-2 mission were to establish the Orbital Workshop in Earth orbit, obtain medical data on the crew for use in extending the duration of manned space flight, and perform inflight experiments. A summary assessment of the mission objectives indicated a very high degree of completion, particularly when the reduction in experiment time due to parasol deployment, solar array wing deployment, and OWS system anomalies were considered. Additional Details: here....


1973 June 22 - .
1973 July 30 - .
  • Skylab 2 mission summarized. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2. In a letter to the White House, NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher summarized the Skylab 2 mission.. Additional Details: here....

1973 August 1 - .
  • Skylab 2 postflight medical debriefings. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2.

    Skylab 2 postflight medical debriefings indicated the desirability of minimizing crew exposure to recovery ship motions for both crew reconditioning and postrecovery medical evaluations. In order to provide the Skylab 3 crew with this minimum exposure, mission duration was extended to 59 days. This allowed for a splashdown closer than 550 km of San Diego, and a crew stay time aboard the recovery ship of only 17 hours.


1973 August 21 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Girl from Ipanema - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Girl from Ipanema" and"Anchors Aweigh" CAPCOM: Bob Crippen.

1973 August 22 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: The Party's Over - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "The Party's Over" by Julie London CAPCOM: Bob Crippen.

1973 August 23 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Army Air Corps Song - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Army Air Corps Song" CAPCOM: Bob Crippen.

1973 August 24 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Come Fly With Me - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Come Fly With Me".

1973 August 25 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Julie London and Tijuana Brass - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Julie London and Tijuana Brass" CAPCOM: Bob Crippen.

1973 August 27 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: My Skylab Home - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "My Skylab Home" written and performed by Chuck Morley of Cocoa Beach, Florida courtesy of Bill Cummings of Titusville radio station WRMF CAPCOM: Karl Henize.

1973 September 15 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Paralyzed - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Paralyzed" by Legendary Stardust Cowboy. Sounded like Marine Close Order Drill to Owen Garriott CAPCOM: Bob Crippen.

1973 September 17 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Come Saturday Morning - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Come Saturday Morning" preceded by Message from Mother Earth (the alter ego of Bob Crippen).

1973 September 18 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: String of Pearls - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "String of Pearls" by Glenn Miller Orchestra.

1973 September 19 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Marine Corps Hymn - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Marine Corps Hymn" played for Jack Lousma. Jack said Mission Control should be standing at attention..

1973 September 25 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Going Back to Houston - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Going Back to Houston" (Sic), probably"Houston" by Dean Martin CAPCOM: Henry Hartsfield Skylab 4.

1973 November 21 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: The Lonely Bull - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "The Lonely Bull" by [Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass]? CAPCOM: Henry Hartsfield.

1973 November 22 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: A Walk in the Black Forest - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "A Walk in the Black Forest" Symbolic of the fact that the crew of Skylab 4 will be taking a walk in the blackness of space to repair the control system for an Earth-scanning antenna. CAPCOM: Henry Hartsfield.

1973 November 24 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Paralyzed - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Paralyzed" by Legendary Stardust Cowboy CAPCOM: Bob Crippen.

1973 December 2 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Misty - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Misty" by Julie London CAPCOM: Bob Crippen.

1973 December 3 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: The Sea - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "The Sea" by Rod McKuen CAPCOM: Bob Crippen.

1973 December 4 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Muskrat Ramble - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Muskrat Ramble" by Firehouse Five Plus Two CAPCOM: Bob Crippen.

1973 December 6 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Silent Night - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Silent Night" by Barbra Streisand; a message from the people of Germany followed by German Christmas songs. Santa Claus Day in Germany falls on this date..

1973 December 7 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: The Party's Over - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "The Party's Over" by Julie London.

1973 December 10 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro) - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro)" by Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass.

1973 December 11 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Peanut Vendor - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Peanut Vendor" by Chet Atkins CAPCOM: Henry Hartsfield.

1973 December 13 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Eli's Coming - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Eli's Coming" by Three Dog Night.

1973 December 14 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Blue Tail Fly - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Blue Tail Fly" by Burl Ives CAPCOM: Richard Truly.

1973 December 23 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: The Little Drummer Boy - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "The Little Drummer Boy" Christmas music.

1973 December 24 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: The Twelve Days of Christmas - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "The Twelve Days of Christmas" ,"The Little Drummer Boy".

1973 December 25 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Ring Christmas Bells - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Ring Christmas Bells".

1973 December 29 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Joy to the World - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night CAPCOM: Bob Crippen.

1973 December 30 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: On Top of the World - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "On Top of the World" by"The Carpenters" CAPCOM: Bob Crippen.

1973 December 31 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Come Back My Love - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Come Back My Love" by Brigitte Bardot.

1974 January 1 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Auld Lang Syne - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Auld Lang Syne" Guy Lombardo"Paralyzed" by Legendary Stardust Cowboy.

1974 January 3 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Peter, Paul, and Mary medley - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Peter, Paul, and Mary medley" CAPCOM: Henry Hartsfield.

1974 January 4 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Chet Atkins medley - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Chet Atkins medley".

1974 January 5 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Strawberry Roan - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Strawberry Roan" and"El Paso" by Marty Robbins Commander Gerald P. Carr commented:"Gene Autry, eat your heart out" CAPCOM: Henry Hartsfield.

1974 January 6 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Herb Alpert Tijuana Brass medley - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Herb Alpert Tijuana Brass medley" CAPCOM: Henry Hartsfield.

1974 January 12 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Come Saturday Morning - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Come Saturday Morning" CAPCOM: Bruce McCandless.

1974 January 13 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Light My Fire - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Light My Fire" by The Lettermen (sic) CAPCOM: Bruce McCandless.

1974 January 14 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Neil Diamond vocal - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Neil Diamond vocal" CAPCOM: Bruce McCandless.

1974 January 15 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" CAPCOM: Bruce McCandless.

1974 January 16 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Spiders and Snakes - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Spiders and Snakes" CAPCOM: Bruce McCandless.

1974 January 17 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: O What a Beautiful Morning - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "O What a Beautiful Morning" CAPCOM: Bob Crippen.

1974 January 19 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder" - The Air Force Song -"Anchors Aweigh" &"Ear Splitting Louder Boomer" by Steppenwolf. The last for lone civilian of crew, pilot Ed Gibson CAPCOM: Bob Crippen.

1974 January 20 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Marines Hymn - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Marines Hymn" ,"Quiet Village","Hawaiian War Chant" CAPCOM: Bob Crippen.

1974 January 21 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: The Party's Over - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "The Party's Over" by Julie London"Misty" by Julie London CAPCOM: William Thornton.

1974 January 22 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Spiders and Snakes - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Spiders and Snakes" CAPCOM: Richard Truly.

1974 January 23 - .
  • Flight: Skylab 2 . "Happy Birthday" "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" by Pogue family In honor of Bill Pogue CAPCOM: Richard Truly.

1974 January 24 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Misty - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Misty" CAPCOM: Richard Truly.

1974 January 24 - .
  • Repair and maintenance accomplishments of the three manned Skylab missions. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Flight: Skylab 2. Spacecraft Bus: Skylab. Spacecraft: Apollo ATM. Significant repair and maintenance accomplishments of the three manned Skylab missions were reported.. Additional Details: here....

1974 January 25 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: On Top of the World - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "On Top of the World" by The Carpenters CAPCOM: Richard Truly.

1974 January 26 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" by Julie London CAPCOM: Richard Truly.

1974 January 27 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: El Manicero - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "El Manicero" Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass?.

1974 January 28 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: A medley of soft music.. - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "A medley of soft music.." CAPCOM: Henry Hartsfield.

1974 January 29 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: If - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "If" by Bread;"Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves" by Cher; and"Sensuous Woman" by Mystic Moods CAPCOM: Henry Hartsfield.

1974 January 30 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Ghost Riders in the Sky - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Ghost Riders in the Sky" CAPCOM: Henry Hartsfield.

1974 January 31 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Burning Love - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Burning Love" by Elvis Presley CAPCOM: Henry Hartsfield.

1974 February 3 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Walk Through the Black Forest - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Walk Through the Black Forest" by Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass.

1974 February 4 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3" played by Van Cliburn.

1974 February 5 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Out in the Country - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Out in the Country" by Three Dog Night" and"I Feel the Earth Move" by Carole King. CAPCOM: Henry Hartsfield.

1974 February 6 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Soul of Spain - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

1974 February 7 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Carmen - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Carmen" by Bizet and"Shaft" by Isaac Hayes CAPCOM: Bruce McCandless.

1974 February 8 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Goin'Back to Houston - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Goin'Back to Houston" by Dean Martin Apollo-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP) July 15-24, 1975.

1975 July 16 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Good Morning Sunshine - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Good Morning Sunshine" Chicago - (Apollo crew).

1975 July 18 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Midnight in Moscow - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Midnight in Moscow" - (Apollo crew).

1975 July 19 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Tenderness - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Tenderness" Maya Kristalinskaya. Crew did not wake until later in morning - (Apollo crew).

1975 July 20 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Tenderness - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Tenderness" Maya Kristalinskaya . This time the crew heard it. (Apollo crew).

1975 July 24 - .
  • Skylab 2 - Wakeup Song: Redneck Mother - . Flight: Skylab 2 . "Redneck Mother" Jerry Jeff Walker (Apollo crew) .


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