Aug 23

Space Rocket History #421 – Skylab – Skylab 3 – Recovery & Re-acclimation

“I felt like that mission was from my viewpoint the highlight of my career, as being the best astronaut that I could be. I felt like our crew was the best crew we could be because we had done the best we could. We got sick; we couldn’t help that. We bundled along. And then we went normally, and then we went to overdrive to catch up, and then we passed.” Alan Bean

Skylab 3 CM Hoisted on Ship. Credit SpaceFacts

Crew Fork-Lift Ride

Skylab 3 CM at National Air & Space Museum

Dec 01

Space Rocket History #403 – Skylab – S.M.E.A.T. – Skylab Mission 0

This SMEAT crew would test out various elements of the Skylab equipment and procedures in a series of trials, ending in a full-scale simulation that was set at 56 days.

SMEAT Crew Enter Airlock to 20-Ft. Chamber.

Bobko in the LBNP Chamber.

Bobko on Bicycle Erogometer.