Spider experiment for Skylab, 1973

Spider experiment for Skylab, 1973

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Caption: Spider experiment for Skylab, 1973. NASA researcher Ray Gause of the NASA feeding a housefly to a spider (named Arabella) that will be used in a student experiment on the US space station Skylab, which was in orbit from 1973 to 1979. The experiment (ED-52 Web Formation Experiment) was proposed by Judy Miles, a 17-year-old high school student from Lexington, Massachusetts, USA. It was performed during Skylab 3 (28 July to 25 September 1973), the second manned mission to Skylab. Photographed in July 1973, at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsville, Alabama, USA.

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