8 Jul 2016 Take our Skylab Quiz! by markwgray | posted in: Uncategorized | 8 Welcome to your Skylab Quiz NameEmail1) What was the first manned mission to Skylab officially called? Skylab 1 Skylab 2 SL-1 Apollo 18Hint2) How many astronauts from Group 4 flew on Skylab, and what were their names? 3, Graveline, Gibson, Garriott 2, Kerwin and Garriott 4, Michel, Gibson, Garriott, Graveline 3, Kerwin, Garriott, GibsonHint3) During the Skylab workshop launch, several items left the vehicle that shouldn't have, but one thing was stubborn and didn't separate from the launch vehicle. What was it? The S-IC/S-II Interstage did not separate. A micrometeoroid shield on the workshop. The retrorockets. The nose cone.Hint4) How many sunshades were deployed to protect the workshop after losing its micrometeoroid shield upon launch? Just 1, Pete Conrad saved everything. 2, deployed by the first and second crews. 3, each crew was required to deploy a sunshade. None, they were found to be unnecessary.Hint5) Why was the telescope assembly on Skylab called the "Apollo Telescope Mount?" Because it used a leftover Apollo Command Module. Because it was initially to be mounted on an Apollo CSM or LM. Because Apollo was and is a cool name. Because they were solar telescopes, and Apollo moved the Sun across the sky in his chariot. Hint6) What was the name of the comet dubbed the "Comet of the Century" observed by the crew of Skylab 4? Comet Kohoutek Comet Halley Comet Hale-Bopp Comet Shoemaker/Levy 9Hint7) Who was chosen to fly the mission (AS-208) to rescue the Skylab 3 crew after their CSM had fuel leaks? John Young and Robert Crippen Joe Engle and Richard Truly Vance Brand and Don Lind Wallace "Suitcase" Jefferson and Peter "Stinky Pete" CarverHint8) What does AAP stand for? Another Apollo for Pete Aeronautical Applications Project Apollo Applications Program American Aeronautical ProbesHint9) What "type" of workshop was Skylab? Dry Wet Spin-Stabilized Artificial GravityHint10) Originally Skylab was to have been boosted to a higher orbit by the Space Shuttle but its orbit decayed faster than expected, ironically due to what? Higher than expected solar activity Budget cuts Lunar and Solar Tides Increased drag from the sunshadesHintPlease subscribe me to your email list!