Aug 24

Space Rocket History #396 – Skylab – The Astronauts Part 1

“Pete wanted to do Skylab and we both felt that we did not want the moon program to get crowded, other people deserved chances too.” Al Bean

The 9 Skylab Astronauts

First Skylab Crew-Weitz, Conrad, Kerwin

2nd Skylab Crew-Lousma, Garriott, Bean

Aug 10

Space Rocket History #395 – Skylab – The Tour Part 2

Skylab had three bedrooms or sleep compartments, one for each astronaut aboard.  To save space, the beds were arranged vertically in the quarters. 

Garriott in Sleep Compartment

Skylab Toliet

Lousma in Shower

Jul 27

Space Rocket History #394 – Skylab – The Tour Part 1

As a crew would approach Skylab in their Apollo Command Module, they would see its docking port that was called the Multiple Docking Adapter or MDA. 

Skylab Cutaway

Orbital Workshop Cutaway

Entry to the Workshop. Notice Lockers

Aug 23

Space Rocket History #267 – Apollo 13 – “Houston, we’ve had a problem.” – Part 2

By the time Flight Director Kranz heard Lovell’s report, of “Houston, we’ve had a problem. ” three controllers had reported related problems. Kranz was wondering which problem Lovell was reporting, as he started relaying the long list of warning indications from the spacecraft displays.

Gene Kranz Lead Flight Director for Apollo 13

EECOM, Sy Liebergot

CapCom, Jack Lousma