May 03

Space Rocket History #413 – Skylab – Skylab 3-Rendezvous, Docking & Vomit

Garriott was in the center couch and Lousma was on his right with a small window near his seat, Suddenly Jack announced, “Owen, there goes one of our thrusters floating by the window!”

Skylab 3 Emblem for Second Crew

Service Module Quad Thruster. Credit: Historic Spacecraft

Second Crew Approaches Skylab


Apr 19

Space Rocket History #412 – Skylab – The Launch of Skylab 3

The crew complement for the Skylab 3 mission was 783 life forms (52 fish, 720 flies, 6 mice, 2 spiders and 3 humans), by far the largest crew yet.

Skylab 3 Astronauts. Bean, Lousma, Garriott

Leaving for the pad

Launch of Skylab 3

Dec 20

Space Rocket History #237 – Apollo 12 – Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean – The Artist

After completing a four-year tour of duty, he attended the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. He trained under the direction of Pete Conrad, who would later become Commander of the Apollo 12 moon flight, and who would be instrumental in getting Bean assigned to that mission.

Apollo 12 Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean

Alan Bean shaving on Skylab 2

The artist Alan Bean