Collection Artwork
NASA (Washington DC, established 1958)
Skylab Prime Crew Members
color photograph
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

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