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Skylab Program 4 Lapel Pin
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Skylab 4

Gerald P. Carr, Commander
William R. Pogue, Pilot
Edward G. Gibson, Scientist

Launch Date: Nov. 16, 1973
Launch Time: 9:01 a.m. EST
Launch Vehicle: Saturn 1B
Launch Site: Launch Pad 39B, Kennedy Space Center
Recovery Date: Feb. 8, 1974
Recovery Time: 11:17 a.m. EDT
Distance Traveled: 55.5 million miles
Duration: 84 days, one hour, 16 minutes

Mission Highlights
Last of the Skylab missions that included observation of the comet Kohoutek and numerous experiments. Completed 1,214 Earth orbits and four EVAs totaling 22 hours, 13 minutes.

Mission Achievements
Observed and photographed the comet Kohutek. Increased previous length of time by about 50 percent.