Skylab model

A gift from NASA

This scale model of Skylab, a United States space station, was gifted to the Esperance Museum in appreciation for assistance given to NASA. Skylab was launched into space on 13 May 1973 and re-entered the atmosphere on 12 July 1979. It scattered debris across a sparsely populated area between Rawlinna and Esperance, Western Australia. Perhaps this Skylab model was in lieu of the $400 fine the Shire of Esperance issued to NASA for littering! Be sure to check out all the other interesting Skylab items and memorabilia.

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Esperance Museum

The largest museum collection outside Perth

You will need more than one visit to take in this impressive collection. The museum is a short stroll from the foreshore, in a historic railway building. Get lost in the large collection of items...


6 James Street
Esperance WA 6450

Open Hours

Thurs to Sun 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Entry fees apply.

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