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Life of an astronaut - Jerry Carr

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Astronaut Jerry Carr knows space. As commander of Skylab, he spent over 2000 hours in space, orbiting the Earth over 1000 times. Recounting his life story, Carr remembers the enchanting years he spent at NASA.

From 1974 to 1978, Carr and his teammates shared the world record for individual time in space. How many hours did they log?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Jerry Carr
  • Sound Designer Mary Kuechenmeister
  • Director Sharon Colman Graham
  • Narrator Jerry Carr

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