Friday, August 2, 2013

During the Skylab's 40th Anniversary Reunion

On July 27, the Skylab's 40th Anniversary Reunion took place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Hubby and I went to #KSC. We arrived past 11 AM at the Astronaut Encounter (late) so; 3 of the Astronauts already made their talks. Seated on the stage are 9 Skylab Veterans and the moderator.

Supposedly, there are 10 invited Astronauts but, only 9 came while Fred Gregory, a veteran NASA astronaut moderated the discussion from the Skylab team. Most of them are already in their 70's yet; all of them have good recollections of what they did during the Skylab-era. They have good humor too. Here are two of them when they were younger.
 photo Astronauts
As we all can recall, the Skylab was the first and only American space station in orbit around the Earth in the year 1973 and 1974. Skylab was launched aboard the last of the Apollo-era Saturn V rockets on May 14, 1973. The mission was to study the sun and Earth as well as the effects of zero gravity on the human body on long-duration space flights and other scientific experiments.
 photo Astronaut William_R_Pogue
Anyway, here is the list of Astronauts who were invited for the discussion of the said event: Karol “Bo” Bobko, Vance Brand, Jerry Carr, Bob Crippen, Owen Garriott, Ed Gibson, Jack Lousma, Bill Pogue, William Thornton, and Paul Weitz.

There were only 9 of them who came and each one was given few minutes to discuss about their experiences while they are in the Skylab for many days.

Their experiences are interesting so; don't forget to listen/view the video. I did not use a tripod, next time I will. Thanks for stopping by.

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