Click the arrow to watch on YouTube NASA's 40th anniversary of Skylab event.
Forty years ago today, Skylab launched from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center.
Not all went well, as micrometeroid shield was torn off by vibrations during launch. The Skylab team scrambled to come up with an interim solution, delaying the launch of the first crew from May 14 to May 25.
A 40th anniversary event was held yesterday at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The video of that event is above. Below is ABC News coverage of the Skylab launch; it should be noted that this was the last launch ever of a Saturn V booster.
Click the arrow to watch on YouTube ABC News coverage of the Skylab launch.