Broadcast 1060 (Special Edition)

The Space Foundation Conference

25 Nov 2008 Jerry Carr
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Guest: Jerry Carr was the guest for this Space Show program. The basis for our discussion was his biography published by Apogee, "Around The World in 84 Days: The Authorized Biography of Skylab Astronaut Jerry Carr." The author for this authorized biography was David Shayler. Naturally, much of our discussion focused on Skylab and his mission, Skylab 4. One of the early discussion topics was the Skylab 4 workload strike which has become notorious. Jerry explained it in detail and how it got blown out of proportion by a journalist. You will definitely want to hear this discussion. Jerry was also asked about taking pictures of Area 51. Interestingly, the Skylab 4 astronauts did not know they had photographed Area 51 until recently. This is another fascinating story and he also explains what happens in the processing and handling of the photos shot onboard the spacecraft. Another listener asked him to compare being on Skylab and the ISS. Yet another listener asked for a comparison on riding the Saturn 1 B versus the Saturn V. These are must hear discussions as is his opinion on what to do about STEM education in this country. Jerry was asked about Frank White's book, "The Overview Effect." He then described his own transformational experiences and how they have even impacted people here on Earth. He talked about the environment and seeing Earth without manmade borders that separate us from one another. Much more was discussed on this program so I'm sure you will find it informative, interesting, and educational. If you have a question or comment for Jerry Carr, please send it through me at and I will forward it to him.



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