Skylab 4 Command Module

White-tan conical-shaped spacecraft with five windows and hatch
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The Skylab 4 Command Module, which served as the crew cabin for going to and from Skylab, was 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. Highlighted in this image is the rendezvous window of Skyland 4.




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