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Skylab 4, the third manned Skylab mission (Skylab 1 was the launch of the unmanned vehicle itself), was launched by NASA on 16 November 1973. During their record-setting 84 days in space, the three-man crew, consisting of astronauts Gerald Carr, Edward Gibson, and William Pogue, conducted a variety of experiments and observations, including material handling, medical, and student-designed experiments. Upon their return to earth on 8 February 1974, Skylab 4 became, and still remains, the longest duration US manned space flight.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0145

Creator

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Date

1966-1974

Provenance

NASA, Transfer, 1974, XXXX-0145, unknown

Extent

9.81 Cubic feet ((9 records center boxes))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Maps

Motion pictures (visual works)

Charts

Manuals

Photographs

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of the Flight Data File issued to Spacecraft Pilot William R. Pogue (1930- ) for training during the three months prior to launch. The material consists of crew manuals, checklists, and other procedural documentation, including both Skylab 4 'mission only' as well as general 'all missions' manuals. The collection also includes Pogue's 'cue cards', including daily in-flight work schedules, menu cards, and so on. As Pogue was also a backup crewman for the Apollo lunar missions, the collection also includes material relating to Apollo Lunar Excursion Module operations.

Genre/Form

Maps

Motion pictures (visual works)

Charts

Manuals

Photographs

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

Skylab Program

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Carr, Gerald Paul, 1932-

Gibson, Edward George, 1936-

Pogue, William Reid, 1930-

Topics Space vehicles
Manned space flight
Astronautics
Skylab Orbital Workshop

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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