In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Skylab 4 commander Gerald Carr has died. Purdue University research effort could help to restrict orbital space debris. U.S. and Japan to cooperate in space defense activities.
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Astronaut Jerry Carr, who led NASA’s final Skylab crew, dies at 88Collectspace.com (8/26): Retired NASA astronaut Gerald Carr, who commanded Skylab 4, for a then record setting 84 day, 1973/74 space mission, has died. He passed away in Albany, N.Y. at the age of 88. A U.S. Navy aviator and aeronautical engineer, Carr was selected by NASA for astronaut training in 1966. The mission to Skylab with Ed Gibson and Bill Pogue and was his only spaceflight. Inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1997, Carr retired from NASA in 1977, after contributing to the development of the space shuttle. He went on to form a small aerospace engineering service that assisted with the designing of crew systems for the International Space Station (ISS).
It rained so hard on ancient Mars that craters filled up and overflowedUniverse Today (8/26): A research effort by the University of Texas suggests that Mars, now cold and dry, was swamped by surface water 3 ...