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William Pogue
(23 Jan 1930 - 3 Mar 2014)

American who was pilot of Skylab 4, the third and final manned visit to the Skylab orbital workshop, 16 Nov 1973 - 8 Feb 1974.

Science Quotes by William Pogue (2 quotes)

I raised the visor on my helmet cover and looked out to try to identify constellations. As I looked out into space, I was overwhelmed by the darkness. I felt the flesh crawl on my back and the hair rise on my neck.
— William Pogue
In How Do You Go To The Bathroom In Space?: All the Answers to All the Questions You Have About Living in Space (1999), 118.
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Visible from Earth orbit tropical rain forests of equatorial regions are huge expanses of monotonous, mottled dark green. During the day they are frequently covered with enormous thunderstorms that extend for hundreds of miles. The view has an air of fantasy about it, and you grope for words to describe what you see. My personal reaction was one of feeling humble, awed, and privileged to be witness to such a scene.
— William Pogue
In How Do You Go To The Bathroom In Space?: All the Answers to All the Questions You Have About Living in Space (1999), 107.
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