The NASA Skylab space station orbited the Earth from 1973 to 1979. It included a
workshop, a solar observatory, and other systems. Three manned missions to the
station were conducted between 1973 and 1974. The fourth and final Skylab crew returned to Earth on Friday, February 8, 1974.
The Skylab 4 crew included from left: Commander Gerald Carr, Pilot William Pogue,
and Science Pilot Edward Gibson. They were launched on November 16, 1973 atop
a Saturn B rocket. The three astronauts spent 6,051 man hours performing scientific experiments that covered medical activities, and solar observations,