Science: Picture Portfolio of Skylab 1: The Longest Flight

While coping successfully with one crisis after another during their 28-day stay in space, Skylab 1 Astronauts Pete Conrad, Paul Weitz and Joe Kerwin still had time to act like ordinary tourists. Clicking away with their Nikons, Hasselblads and automatic cameras, they took 50,000 pictures —more than any space travelers before them. Last week, as they returned to Houston for continued postflight medical examinations and debriefings, NASA began releasing their splendid shots, some of the best ever taken in space.

The pictures ranged from those of the astronauts engaged in everyday activities inside...

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