NASA's Skylab Trainer Is Still Rotting In The Rain

Status Report From: Save Skylab
Posted: Friday, March 7, 2008


Almost 8 years ago the US Space and Rocket Center moved the original Skylab 1-g trainer (full of equipment) into a parking lot. It sat abandoned (see images for an image of Skylab taken in from orbit in 2003 showing the completely exposed lower deck). For 6 months in 2006 volunteers worked to save Skylab. In December 2006 that worked was stopped by the USSRC and no additional efforts made to save Skylab.

In March of 2007 the temporary weather cover put in place by the volunteers was blown off one third of the low deck during a storm. Despite repeated requests to the curator and CEO of the US Space and Rocket Center, no effort has been made to pull the weather cover back in place. It's now been one year. This is blind neglect of a historic space artifact.

Help save Skylab by writing to the Governor of Alabama (email or post). Ask that he take efforts to save Skylab. One person with a ladder could put the weather cover on the lower deck in 10 min and help stop further damage until a full restoration can someday begin.

Governor Riley
State Capitol
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130

By email/web page

The Continued Rotting of Skylab, earlier post

Contact to see how you can help.

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