In 1973, three US astronauts on board the Skylab space station had a disagreement with mission control over their workload. Neil and Georgina talk about what really happened.

This week’s question:
How did the Skylab astronauts protest to their bosses at ground control? Did they…

a) pretend the radio had broken?

b) stop shaving and grow beards?

c) fake the results of their experiments?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

control every part of a situation, including small details

go on strike
refuse to continue working because of an argument with an employer, usually about working conditions or pay

tight schedule
a small amount of time to complete a job or task

always telling people what to do

twenty-four hours a day
all day and night; all the time

the way to go
the best method for doing a particular job

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