NASA Photo ID: S73-34206           File Name: 10076247.jpg
Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 08/08/73
Title: View of Arabella, one of the two Skylab 3 spiders used in experiment
Description:
A close-up view of Arabella, one of the two Skylab 3 common cross spiders 
"Araneus diadematus," and the web it had spun in the zero gravity of space 
aboard the Skylab space station cluster in Earth orbit. This is a 
photographic reproduction made from a color television transmission aboard 
Skylab. Arabella and Anita, were housed in an enclosure onto which a motion 
picture camera and a still camera were attached to record the spiders' 
attempts to build a web in the weightless environment.                 

Subject terms:
INSECTS                                 
ORBITAL SPACE STATIONS                  
REPRODUCTION                            
SKYLAB 3                                
SKYLAB PROGRAM                          
SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS                  
TELEVISION TRANSMISSION                 
ZERO GRAVITY                            

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