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.
CU - Carr in classroom - zoom out
MS - Carr in desert
LS - Iceland
LS - Mountains
LS - Lunar rover on moon
LS - Lunar surface from rover
MS - Lunar rover
MS - Jet trainer flying
CU - Hand manipulate dials in cockpit
MS - Airborn trainer
CU - Carr talking
MS - Carr, Gibson and Pogue in Skylab mockup
CU - Carr in MOCR
CU - Hands writing on pad
CU - Carr in MOCR
LS - Eidophor with men in foreground
MS - Carr in MOCR
LS - CM in water tank for egress training
CU - Carr looks out window of CM
MS - Frogmen assist astronaut out of CM
CU - Carr as he exits CM
MS - Carr and Gibson exit CM unassisted
LS - CM being inverted in water tank
MS - Astronaut surfaces in water and inflates life raft
MS - Carr surfaces
CU - Carr in water
CU - Carr in desert
CU - Carr in classroom
MS - Car in compartment stowage training
CU - Car in egress training
Best ECU's of Carr's face
Carr Cu's and ECU's from classroom, geology field trip, desert training
Lunar roving vehicle
Skylab 4 Medical Training
ECU'S Carr's face
ECU's Carr's face
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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...
...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.