(Washington DC, established 1958)
Skylab Prime Crew Members
Alan L. Bean
Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr.
Joseph Kerwin (born Oak Park, Illinois, 1932)
Paul Weitz (Erie, Pennsylvania, 1932 – 2017, Flagstaff, Arizona)
Owen Garriott (Enid, Oklahoma, 1930 – 2019, Huntsville, Alabama)
Jack Lousma (born Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1936)
Gerald Carr (Denver, Colorado, 1932 – 2020, Albany, New York)
Edward Gibson (born Buffalo, New York, 1936)
William Pogue (Okemah, Oklahoma, 1930 – 2014, Cocoa Beach, Florida)
image size: 7 1/8 x 9 1/4 in.
paper size: 8 1/4 x 10 in.
The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum
Typewritten in red ink, upper center: 72-20469
Typewritten in black ink, paper verso, beginning upper center: [1992 NASA logo] National Aeronautics and Space Administration / Houston, Texas 77058 / No copyright is asserted for this photograph. If a recognizable person appears in the photo, use for commercial purposes may / infringe a right of privacy or publicity. It may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NASA or by any NASA employee of a commercial product, process or service, or used in any other manner that might mislead. Accordingly, it is requested that if / this photograph is used in advertising and other commercial promotion, / layout and copy be submitted to NASA prior to release. / COLOR / MARCH 1972 / [blank space] S72-20469 / MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS / SKYLAB PRIME CREW MEMBERS — Skylab, a 100-ton manned orbital scientific space / station, is scheduled to be launched and placed in near-Earth orbit early in 1973. The / program’s nine prime crewmen, selected for the three manned Skylab missions, are pictured / with an artist’s concept of a completely deployed cluster of the Skylab components in Earth / orbit. The first Skylab mission will launch and place in orbit the hardware shown here with / the exception of the Apollo-type spacecraft docked at left end. The Command and Service / Modules (CSM) will on three occasions in a projected eight-month period go up and dock / with the Skylab cluster, thus transporting a fresh crew of three astronauts to conduct several / weeks of experimenting and observations. Those manned missions will be known as / Skylabs II, III and IV. They have as their crewmen the following astronauts: Skylab II - / Charles Conrad Jr., commander; Joseph P. Kerwin, science pilot; and Paul J. Weitz, pilot. / Skylab III – Alan L. Bean, commander; Owen K. Garriot, science pilot; and Jack R. Lousma, / pilot. Skylab IV – Gerald P. Carr, commander; Edward G. Gibson, science pilot; and William / R. Pogue, pilot.
Typewritten in black ink, paper verso, lower left: PHOTO CREDIT: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration