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Skylab 4 Command Module

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This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This is the Skylab 4 Command Module, which served as the crew cabin for going to and from Skylab, the first U.S. space station. Skylab 4, the third and last of the Skylab missions, was launched on November 16, 1973 with Command and Service Modules CSM-118. The three-person crew, Gerald P. Carr, William R. Pogue, and Edward G. Gibson, spent 84 days on orbit, landing on February 8, 1974. The mission included the observation of the comet Kohoutek, among numerous experiments. The crew completed 1,214 Earth orbits and four extra-vehicular activities totaling 22 hours, 13 minutes.

CSM-118 was transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian in 1975.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Astronaut

  • Edward G. Gibson
  • Gerald P. Carr
  • William Reid Pogue

Manufacturer

North American Rockwell

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Materials

Aluminum alloy, stainless steel, and titanium structures. Outer shell - stainless steel honeycomb between stainless steel sheets. Crew compartment inner shell - aluminum honeycomb between aluminum alloy sheets. Epoxy-resin ablative heat shield covers outside.

Dimensions

Overall: 10ft 7in. x 12ft 10in., 12000lb. (322.58 x 391.16cm, 5443.2kg)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

SPACECRAFT-Manned

Inventory Number

A19761032000