When and where did Skylab fall back to Earth?

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Skylab fell back to Earth on 11 July 1979 and while most of it fell into the sea, quite a bit of the debris rained down on the Western Australian town of Esperance and surrounding areas. Most of the pieces were found on a 160km wide strip of land between the Perth-Adelaide highway and the Indian Pacific railway line.
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Why was Skylab launched?

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What was Skylab?

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What is skylab?

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What is facts about skylabs?

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Why does the earth have fall?

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How was Skylab made?

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Why did skylab fall back to earth?

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What are skylabs?

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Where did skylab crash?

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Where is the skylab now?

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What is the mass of Skylab?

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Why Skylab fell on earth?

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Why doesn't a satellite fall from space back to earth?

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What is skylab and what country is it?

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Why does a rocket not fall back to earth due to gravity?

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When was the launch of skylab?

Skylab was launched on 14th May 1973 on top of a modified Saturn V rocket using surplus material from the Apollo Lunar program. Skylab re-entered Earth's atmosphere and was destroyed on July 11th 1979.

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Why is the Skylab famous?

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What holds satellites in orbit and why do they not fall back to earth?

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How long does skylab take to circumnavigate the earth?

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