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Skylab astronaut William Pogue dies at 84

William "Bill" Pogue, a United States Air Force Thunderbirds pilot and NASA astronaut who served on the nation's first space station, died Monday (March 3). He was 84.

Pogue's death was confirmed by the Association of Space Explorers and Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, to which he belonged.

Selected by NASA in 1966 with the agency's fifth group of astronauts, Pogue made his first and only spaceflight as a member of the final crew to man the Skylab space station. Serving 84 days as the command module pilot of Skylab 3 (SL-4) from November 1973 to February 1974, Pogue and his two crewmates set numerous records for the distance they traveled and duration they spent in orbit. At the time, it was the longest human spaceflight in history.

"I was scheduled to go to the moon on Apollo 19 but [the] missions 18, 19 and 20 were canceled," Pogue wrote his 2011 autobiography, "But for the Grace of God." "Instead, I was very fortunate to fly on the final visit to Skylab and spent 84 days in space studying the Sun, the Earth below, and ourselves."

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. Sad news. I always open this page with trepidation. He will be missed.

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Very sad indeed.

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We've lost another one of our heroes.

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RIP Bill

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Sad news. Enjoyed his autobiography 'But for the Grace of God' very much. He had a brilliant career as an aviator and astronaut.

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Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night.

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Rest in peace, Mr. Pogue.

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Such sad news - I'd recently gotten both his How Do You Go... for my son and But for the Grace... for myself and recently learned he was also a fellow woodworker.
Another inspiring astronaut who will live on in the memories of us all...

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