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Astronaut Gerald "Jerry" Carr dies at 88

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posted on Aug, 28 2020 @ 06:56 PM
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Astronaut Gerald "Jerry" Carr has died at age 88, Carr a Marine pilot was selected as an astronaut in 1966 , He served as CapCom for the
Apollo 8 and Apollo 12 lunar missions. He worked on the lunar module development . Originally in rotation for Apollo 19 mission, which was cancelled for budget reasons He served as commander of the record setting SKYLAB 4 space station from November 1973 to February 1974, He was first rookie commander since Neil Armstrong Gemini 8.

The ranks of our space heroes grew thinner every day

Rest easy Colonel Carr, your mission is finished


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posted on Aug, 28 2020 @ 07:23 PM
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RIP
Sounds like he had an exciting and long life.



posted on Aug, 28 2020 @ 08:14 PM
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Thanks Firerescue I haven't seen this.

R.I.P. Jerry ๐Ÿ™

Link ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ˜”
www.nasa.gov...





Former astronaut Gerald Carr, who commanded the last Skylab mission, passed away Aug. 26, 2020 in Albany, NY.

โ€œNASA and the nation have lost a pioneer of long duration spaceflight," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. "We send our condolences to the family and loved ones of astronaut Gerald 'Jerry'ย Carr, whose work provided a deeper understanding of life on Earth and in space."






Edit: what is going on with ATS. The coding in the edit mode is really goofy. This in my 9th edit at least. Mixing my post around. There's a second pic i can't see in the edit ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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posted on Aug, 28 2020 @ 08:37 PM
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originally posted by: Bigburgh
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Edit: what is going on with ATS. The coding in the edit mode is really goofy. This in my 9th edit at least. Mixing my post around. There's a second pic i can't see in the edit ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Thanks Firerescue I haven't seen this.

R.I.P. Jerry ๐Ÿ™

Link ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ˜”
www.nasa.gov...





Former astronaut Gerald Carr, who commanded the last Skylab mission, passed away Aug. 26, 2020 in Albany, NY.

โ€œNASA and the nation have lost a pioneer of long duration spaceflight," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. "We send our condolences to the family and loved ones of astronaut Gerald 'Jerry'ย Carr, whose work provided a deeper understanding of life on Earth and in space."




Edit: what is going on with ATS. The coding in the edit mode is really goofy. This in my 9th edit at least. Mixing my post around. There's a second pic i can't see in the edit ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
edit on 28-8-2020 by Bigburgh because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 28 2020 @ 09:05 PM
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And also the first Space Pirate !!!






posted on Aug, 28 2020 @ 10:56 PM
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RIP Jerry. Now you can drift among the stars.



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