This medal commemorates the third crew to live and work aboard Skylab, a U.S. space station launched into earth orbit in May 1973. Commander Gerald P. Carr, Science Pilot Edward G. Gibson, and Pilot William R. Pogue spent 84 days in space, from November 16, 1973 through February 8, 1974. During their mission, they accomplished four spacewalks and conducted a variety of experiments and investigations. Although they were the third Skylab crew, their mission was formally designated Skylab 4 (the space station's launch was Skylab 1). This medal is one of a set of three mementos designed in honor of the three Skylab crews.
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