Skylab Commander Jerry Carr Trains for His Mission

Skylab Commander Jerry Carr Trains for His Mission

Skylab 4 Commander Gerald P. Carr is fully suited as he prepares to enter spacecraft 118 (the Skylab 4 vehicle) at the start of a high altitude chamber test at the Kennedy Space Center in this image from August 6, 1973. Also participating in the test were scientist-astronaut Edward G. Gibson, science pilot, and astronaut William R. Pogue, pilot. The Skylab 4 spacecraft was moved to the Vehicle Assembly Building on August 12, where it was mated with the launch vehicle. Carr passed away on August 26, 2020. "NASA and the nation have lost a pioneer of long-duration spaceflight," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. NASA/UPI