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 this 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. Read the statement.

See this TED-Ed animation, narrated by Carr, as he discussed his life as an astronaut.

Image Credit: NASA

这张照片摄于1973年8月6日,在肯尼迪航天中心天空实验室4号指挥官杰拉尔德·P·卡尔正准备进入118号宇宙飞船(天空实验室4号飞船)进行高空舱室测试。参加测试的还有科学宇航员爱德华·G·吉布森(科学飞行员)和宇航员威廉·R·波格(飞行员)。8月12日,天空实验室4号飞船被转移到运载火箭装配楼,在那里与运载火箭配对。

卡尔于2020年8月26日去世。NASA局长吉姆·布里登斯汀说:“NASA和美国失去了一位长期航天飞行的先驱。”阅读声明

观看这个TED-Ed动画,由卡尔讲述他作为宇航员的生活。

图片来源:NASA

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