National Geographic : 1974 Oct
WILLIAM R. POGUE OWEN K. GARRIOTT, Ph.D. Colonel, USAF Electrical Engineer SKYLAB3 SKYLAB2 SKYLAB'S BARBERSHOP (far left) gets its first customer. Weitz holds a vacuum hose to catch hairs snipped off by Conrad. "JOE'S BLOB," a dollop of water set adrift by Kerwin, fascinated the first crew. As surface tension shaped it into a perfect sphere, the physician poked in a straw and blew a bubble within the blob. GRACEFUL GLIDE carries Gibson through the workshop hatch. HIGH-RIDING CONRAD (lower left) pedals a stationary bicycle used for exercise and for monitoring the men's metabolism. SPREAD-EAGLED Carr wears cleated shoes for steadying him on the lab's grid flooring. BEARDED SPACE WIZARDS show their magic: Carr "supports" Pogue with a single finger (left). "BEDDED UP" instead of down (right), Garriott retires in one of the lab's three sleeping bags, attached to walls to save space.