Information Research Publications Presentations
on the Human Exploration of Space
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The 18 datacards available in this series include the crewmembers of each of the three flown missions, as well as the missions themselves. There are also two cards covering the Skylab programme and the launch of the station, plus a look at the precursor SMEAT medical experiment conducted by three astronauts in 1972.
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Skylab 2 Commander
During his 12 years as an astronaut, Pete Conrad flew four important missions in the Gemini, Apollo and Skylab programmes.
Skylab 3 Commander
Al Bean became the fourth man to walk on the Moon as LMP for Apollo 12. He then commanded the 59-day Skylab 3 mission.
Skylab 3 Science Pilot
One of the first scientists selected to NASA, Garriott spent 21 years as an astronaut, flying on both Skylab and the Space Shuttle.
Skylab 4 Science Pilot
Selected by NASA as a scientist astronaut in 1965, Gibson's only space flight was the record-breaking 84 days of Skylab 4.
Skylab 2 Science Pilot
The first US surgeon to fly in space, Kerwin helped to restore the stricken Skylab to operational status during his 28-day flight.
Skylab 4 Commander
Jerry Carr led the all-rookie Skylab 4 crew on their 84-day mission, a US endurance record they retained for over 20 years.
Skylab 3 Pilot
A potential candidate for an Apollo Moon mission, Lousma instead flew Skylab 3 and later commanded Shuttle flight STS-3.
Skylab 4 Pilot
Pogue lost out on a Moon flight after Apollo mission cancellations. Instead, he got all his space flight experience in one go on Skylab 4.
Skylab 2 Pilot
Weitz performed the first EVA associated with space stations, during the Skylab 2 crew's restoration work on the station.
After SMEAT, former USAF MOL astronaut Crippen would go on to fly four Space Shuttle missions, including the very first in 1981.
Also a former USAF MOL astronaut, Bobko later became the first person to fly on three different Space Shuttles.
SMEAT Science Pilot
'Dr Bill' spent most of his career, which included two Shuttle flights, investigating the effects of microgravity on humans.
America's First Space Station
Skylab was an extension of the Apollo lunar programme and utilised spare hardware to create the first US space station.
SMEAT: Skylab Medical Experiment Altitude Test
SMEAT was a 56-day ground simulation of a long duration mission, designed to evaluate crew and equipment for Skylab.
SKYLAB 1: The Skylab Orbital Workshop
From launch mishap in 1973, to hosting three crews, to re-entry in 1979, the Skylab OWS had an eventful six years in Earth orbit.
SKYLAB 2: 28 Days and a Station to Rescue
Despite starting their mission late and having to repair Skylab when they arrived, the Skylab 2 crew had a very productive flight.
SKYLAB 3: 59 Days that Surpassed Pre-flight Targets
Having completed additional repairs to stabilise the station, the Skylab 3 crew set new standards for work accomplished.
SKYLAB 4: A Record-Setting Mission After a Shaky Start
One of the most important early human space flight missions, Skylab 4 returned a vast amount of data over its three months.