ISSRDC 2019: From Skylab to the ISS – 45 Years of Student Space Experiments

The International Space Station launched a revolution in space education—enabling thousands of students to directly interact with experiments in space. Yet this revolution had a precursor 45 years ago, when high school students designed, built,and operated experiments on Skylab, America’s first operational space station. This panel included some of those Skylab pioneers, now in their sixties, who shared their still vivid memories of that experience and the long-term impact on their lives and career paths. The panel also included some current high school students doing experiments on the ISS, sharing their active work and their own career visions.