The Prime Crew for the N.A.S.A.’s First Manned Skylab Mission Meet the Press in a Final Briefing Prior to Isolation for the Coming Launch of Skylab II
After over 6 years in orbit, Skylab, NASA’s first manned space station, fell back to Earth on July 11, 1979. Shown here is a press photo of the Skylab II mission crew:
HOUSTON, TEXAS — The prime crew for the N.A.S.A.’s first manned Skylab mission meet the press in a final briefing prior to isolation for the coming launch of Skylab II scheduled for launch no earlier than May 15, 1973 from Launch Complex 39-B, Cape Kennedy, Florida, with a Saturn I-B vehicle. The astronauts are (L. to R.) Charles Conrad, Jr., Commander, Paul J. Weitz, Pilot, and Dr. Joseph P. Kerwin, Science Pilot. The mission will be of 28 days duration in a near-circular orbit at an altitude of 432 kilometers (270 nautical miles) and at an inclination of 50 degrees from the equator performing scientific, medical, and technological experiments.
From the Series - Photographs of The Skylab Project, Record Group 306: Records of the U.S. Information Agency
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