Skylab Command Module

Before the modern International Space Station, a laboratory known as Skylab orbited the earth during the period 1973–1979.  The museum displays the command module that carried an all-Navy crew consisting of astronauts Pete Conrad, Paul Weitz and Joseph Kerwin to Skylab, where they spent 28 days in orbit during May–June 1973.  This spacecraft is on loan from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.