• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: An Astronaut for seven and a half years, Marine Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Paul Carr, 41, is making his first space flight aboard Skylab Four.

  • Description

    1.
    CU - Carr in classroom - zoom out


    2.
    MS - Carr in desert


    3.
    LS - Iceland


    4.
    LS - Mountains


    5.
    LS - Lunar rover on moon


    6.
    LS - Lunar surface from rover


    7.
    MS - Lunar rover


    8.
    MS - Jet trainer flying


    9.
    CU - Hand manipulate dials in cockpit


    10.
    MS - Airborn trainer


    11.
    CU - Carr talking


    12.
    MS - Carr, Gibson and Pogue in Skylab mockup


    13.
    CU - Carr in MOCR


    14.
    CU - Hands writing on pad


    15.
    CU - Carr in MOCR


    16.
    LS - Eidophor with men in foreground


    17.
    MS - Carr in MOCR


    18.
    LS - CM in water tank for egress training


    19.
    CU - Carr looks out window of CM


    20.
    MS - Frogmen assist astronaut out of CM


    21.
    CU - Carr as he exits CM


    22.
    MS - Carr and Gibson exit CM unassisted


    23.
    LS - CM being inverted in water tank


    24.
    MS - Astronaut surfaces in water and inflates life raft


    25.
    MS - Carr surfaces


    26.
    CU - Carr in water


    27.
    CU - Carr in desert


    28.
    CU - Carr in classroom


    29.
    MS - Car in compartment stowage training


    30.
    CU - Car in egress training



    SEAL


    1.
    Best ECU's of Carr's face


    2.
    Carr Cu's and ECU's from classroom, geology field trip, desert training


    3.
    Desert trip


    4.
    Iceland trip


    5.
    Northwestern trip


    6.
    Lunar roving vehicle


    7.
    Plane flying


    8.
    Skylab 4 Medical Training


    9.
    ECU'S Carr's face


    10.
    Carr, MOCR


    11.
    Recovery training


    12.
    ECU's Carr's face




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SYNOPSIS: An Astronaut for seven and a half years, Marine Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Paul Carr, 41, is making his first space flight aboard Skylab Four. He is the crew commander.

    His extensive training has included serving on the astronaut support crews for the Apollo Eight and Apollo Nine flights. While preparing for the Apollo flight to the moon, Carr participated in geological classroom work and in field trips...

    ...to the desert...

    ...to Iceland...

    ...and to the northwestern U.S.

    Astronaut Carr also was involved in the development and testing of the Apollo Lunar roving vehicle, photographed here in operation on the moon itself.

    Carr has logged more than 3000 flying hours, mostly as a member of Marien All-Weather Fighter Squadrons in both the United States and the Far East. He was one of 19 astronauts selected by NASA in 1966.

    Astronaut Carr was born in Denver, and was reared in Santa Ana, California, where his mother, Mrs. Freda Carr, still lives.

    He holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of Southern California, a Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School, and a Master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Princeton.

    Carr and his wife, Jo Ann, are the parents of six children, including two sets of twins. He lists his hobbies as woodworking and the restoration of an old automobile.

    Every phase of the Skylab Four's scheduled journey...including splashdown...has been carefully rehearsed during hundreds of training simulations. Here the crew prepares for leaving the spacecraft after splashdown, with Navy frogmen on hand.

    Next, without frogmen.

    And finally, the crew simulates the possibility of successfully leaving the spacecraft oven should it not right itself in the water after splashdown.

    Marine officer, veteran flyer and astronaut, Marine Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Carr is well qualified to command the mission of Skylab Four which is scheduled for 56 days with an option up to 70 days. This final flight in a series of three manned Skylab flights makes up the most ambitious and long-lived manned space research effort.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA93F44K8MV5J8EK9SIQFW0WYHL
    Media URN:
    VLVA93F44K8MV5J8EK9SIQFW0WYHL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:17:21:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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