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(Wikipedia)   Happy 21¼st birthday to Jack Lousma the last surviving member of Skylab 3 and the commander of the third Space Shuttle mission   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
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2021-02-28 5:56:56 PM  
Few weeks ago I watched a great movie about Skylab on Vimeo. Link for those interested.
 
2021-02-28 6:18:39 PM  
Skylab 3-- wasn't that the one where the crew basically mutinied because too much work was getting dumped on them?

How much of a stretch would it be to call them the first space pirates?
 
2021-02-28 7:37:38 PM  

Riche: Skylab 3-- wasn't that the one where the crew basically mutinied because too much work was getting dumped on them?

How much of a stretch would it be to call them the first space pirates?


It was more of a strike than a mutiny.
 
2021-02-28 7:48:23 PM  
STS-3 good old Columbia never got all the gypsum dust out of her after that landing at White Sands either.

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2021-02-28 9:03:55 PM  
I see what you did there Subby. Nicely done.
 
2021-02-28 9:28:07 PM  
Just as Skylab 3 was about to leave, they left behind a little "surprise" for the Skylab 4 crew to find. Imagine seeing this popping up as the lights were turned back on in the station.

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2021-02-28 9:30:54 PM  

Riche: Skylab 3-- wasn't that the one where the crew basically mutinied because too much work was getting dumped on them?

How much of a stretch would it be to call them the first space pirates?


That was Skylab 4. All rookies who were snowflakes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylab_​c​ontroversy
 
2021-02-28 10:02:29 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Riche: Skylab 3-- wasn't that the one where the crew basically mutinied because too much work was getting dumped on them?

How much of a stretch would it be to call them the first space pirates?

That was Skylab 4. All rookies who were snowflakes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylab_c​ontroversy


I think the confusion was caused by the third mission  being called Skylab 4.

And snowflakes might be a bit much.  NASA overloading astronauts with too much to do had been a thing for quite some time. That was just the most dramatic fight over the issue.
 
2021-02-28 10:14:31 PM  
Sending him his piece of crappy government store-bought sheet cake from the office birthday party.
 
2021-03-01 10:47:44 AM  
*looks at pic*
How did he fit in such a small craft?
 
2021-03-01 10:59:58 AM  

Riche: Skylab 3-- wasn't that the one where the crew basically mutinied because too much work was getting dumped on them?

How much of a stretch would it be to call them the first space pirates?


The next mission (Skylab 4) was what you are thinking of. Those astronauts never went on another space flight again because, valid as their criticism of the workload might be, they're not going to get to rebel against management and then get another flight assignment.
 
2021-03-01 7:57:58 PM  
Looked at his biography: Boy Scout that made Tenderfoot. Really? Seriously? Astronauts and other high functioning occupations are stacked with Eagle Scouts at a higher proportion to the general population, and this guy was a TENDERFOOT, the rank you achieve by doing absolutely nothing?
 
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