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How could astronauts live and work in space for prolonged periods of time? Apollo missions had lasted a maximum of no more than two weeks. But NASA had a bigger vision: Skylab, America’s first space station.

First, though, the NASA team needed to learn how to support the Skylab crew, and the crew needed to learn how to adapt to being a resident of space for months. Enter the Skylab trainer. You can see the Skylab trainer at Space Center Houston! Solve Space by unscrambling the puzzle.

Learn Before You Go

Enjoy these fast facts that are good to know about the Skylab exhibit:

Want to learn more? Read NASA’s online history of Skylab or better yet, watch the video below and see inside the Skylab 1-G trainer when you visit Space Center Houston!