Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: History of the United States' SKYLAB

History of America's First Space Station

Former NASA Astronaut Don Thomas talks about the history of SKYLAB. ** This clip is part of C-SPAN Classroom's FREE resources for teachers and students. Visit www.c-spanclassroom.org for more info. **

Description

Former NASA Astronaut Don Thomas talks about the history of SKYLAB.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • How long was SKYLAB in space?
  • Explain the origin of SKYLAB.
  • Describe the features of this space station.
  • When was SKYLAB launched?
  • Describe the three missions that were flown.
  • Describe the astronauts’ daily living conditions.
  • What were some of the purposes of the SKYLAB program?
  • When did the final crew return from this space station?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Apollo Applications Program
    • Earth Day
    • Saturn V

    Topics

    Science & TechnologyU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh School