Command Module, Skylab 4
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- Edward G. Gibson
- Gerald P. Carr
- North American Rockwell
- William Reid Pogue
- This is the Skylab 4 Command Module, which served as the crew cabin for going to and from Skylab, the first U.S. space station. Skylab 4, the third and last of the Skylab missions, was launched on November 16, 1973 with Command and Service Modules CSM-118. The three-person crew, Gerald P. Carr, William R. Pogue, and Edward G. Gibson, spent 84 days on orbit, landing on February 8, 1974. The mission included the observation of the comet Kohoutek, among numerous experiments. The crew completed 1,214 Earth orbits and four extra-vehicular activities totaling 22 hours, 13 minutes.
- CSM-118 was transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian in 1975.
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- Skylab 4 Command Module
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- Final Mission to Skylab
- Brief Description
- This Skylab 4 Command Module carried astronauts to and from the first U.S.space station on the final Skylab mission. Launched on November 16, 1973, astronauts Gerald P. Carr, William R. Pogue, and Edward G. Gibson, spent 84 days on orbit aboard Skylab.
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- Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.
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- Aluminum alloy, stainless steel, and titanium structures. Outer shell - stainless steel honeycomb between stainless steel sheets. Crew compartment inner shell - aluminum honeycomb between aluminum alloy sheets. Epoxy-resin ablative heat shield covers outside.
- Overall: 10ft 7in. x 12ft 10in., 11,000 lbs with new stand for Oklahoma Hist. Museum loan (Weight updated 7/28/2020)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
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- National Air and Space Museum
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