Dusting the Exterior of Skylab

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In 1973, astronaut Owen Garriott clambered around outside of Skylab to collect interplanetary dust particles. Because dusting isn't just a household chore when you're in space; it's an opportunity to collect samples for science.

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Skylab was the first American space station. The list of mishaps that plagued the station is a story for another day, but we learned a lot about long-duration space missions that helped us with the International Space Station.

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toothpetard
toothpetard

So... how'd the dust particle harvest work/work out?