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Mike Isbell

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From: Silver Spring, Maryland USA
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posted 08-22-2012 02:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Isbell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Astronaut Gerald Carr celebrates his 80th birthday today. Selected as an astronaut in 1966, Col. Carr flew as commander of the third Skylab flight in 1973-74.

Happy birthday Col. Carr with many more to come!

Fra Mauro

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posted 08-22-2012 08:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy Birthday! I met him a few years ago in Vermont..a real nice guy.

Dave Shayler

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From: Halesowen, West Mids, UK
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posted 08-23-2012 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Shayler   Click Here to Email Dave Shayler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy birthday indeed JC... he is still working hard he told me a couple of days ago supporting his wife Pat in her art work from their home in Vermont. You would think they have not retired, zooming around the country as busy as ever. 80 solar orbits to add to his 84 Earth orbits I told him, reminding him has to only celebrate Aug. 22 once on Earth. Had he been on ISS it would have been 16 times over the 'Earth day'.

Happy birthday Jerry... and many more to come.

Robert Pearlman

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posted 08-23-2012 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On his birthday, Jerry Carr took part in New Hampshire Public Radio's "Inspired Lives" series about notable people who have taken inspiration from their time in New England.
This week, we’re hearing from a New Englander who took his inspiration from the skies- astronaut Jerry Carr. A childhood fascination with airplanes led to a career as a military pilot, and then eventually, as the commander for Skylab 4, the third and final manned visit to the orbiting workshop.


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From: Northampton UK
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posted 08-23-2012 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Belated happy 80th birthday to Jerry Carr. I really recommend his authorized biography by David Shayler "Around the World in 84 Days".


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From: West Jordan, Utah USA
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posted 08-24-2012 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't believe he's 80! Seems like just yesterday he was in Skylab.

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