NASA HISTORY: Skylab 4 Commander Jerry Carr Trained for Mission at Kennedy Space Center in 1973
By NASA // September 2, 2020
Skylab 4 Commander Gerald P. Carr passed away on Aug. 26
(NASA) – Skylab 4 Commander Gerald P. Carr is fully suited as he prepares to enter spacecraft 118 (the Skylab 4 vehicle) at the start of a high altitude chamber test at the Kennedy Space Center in the above image from Aug. 6, 1973.
Also participating in the test were scientist-astronaut Edward G. Gibson, science pilot, and astronaut William R. Pogue, pilot.
The Skylab 4 spacecraft was moved to the Vehicle Assembly Building on Aug. 12, where it was mated with the launch vehicle.
Carr passed away on Aug. 26, 2020.
“NASA and the nation have lost a pioneer of long-duration spaceflight,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
See this TED-Ed animation, narrated by Carr, as he discussed his life as an astronaut.