Nov 16

Space Rocket History #402 – Skylab – Training Part 2

The backup crew and some support crew participated in an interesting rescue scenario with 2 astronauts flying to Skylab to take back the crew of 3 onboard Skylab. This would mean 5 astronauts returning to earth in the command module.

Neutral Buoyancy Simulator at MSFC

Gibson Training at ATM Simulator

3rd Crew at Mission Training and Simulation Facility at JSC

Nov 02

Space Rocket History #401 – Skylab – Training Part 1

Aside from physically training for the longest crewed missions that the United States had ever attempted, the actual training program was developed simultaneously with the hardware and experiments for the mission.

Skylab 2 Crew Pre-launch Training

Conrad Training

Conrad Training in the MDA

Oct 19

Space Rocket History #400 – Skylab – The Astronauts Part 5 – Pogue & Weitz

Bill Pogue served with the Thunderbirds as an aerobatics pilot from 1955 to 1957.

William Pogue

Paul Weitz

Paul Weitz

Paul Weitz and Peterson on Challenger for STS-6

Oct 05

Space Rocket History #399 – Skylab – The Astronauts Part 4 – Lousma & Carr

Carr was in the likely crew rotation position to serve as lunar module pilot for Apollo 19 and walk on the Moon before the mission was canceled by NASA in 1970.

Lousma in Lower Body Neg. Press. Device

Gerald Carr

Carr Demonstrates Weightlessness by Balancing Pogue on his Finger