Astronaut to Address Medical Society Event
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Astronaut to Address Medical Society Event Aeronaut Gerald P. Carr, commander of Skylab IV, will be guest speaker Friday for the Shreveport Medical Society's an-nual inaugural banquet at Convention Gerald P. Carr Hall. The banquet will begin with a 6:30 p.m. reception for members and invited guests and installation of new officers for the society will highlight the evening. Presentation of the SMS Distinguished Service Award will be made. Name of the recipient is secret until the formal announ-cement. Col. Carr's talk will be supplemented by a movie made on the moon and photographs. The Skylab IV flight was the longest manned flight to date in the history of manned space exploration. It lased 84 days, one hour and 15 minutes. During the flight the crew completed 56 experiments, 26 science demonstrations and acquired extensive earth resources observations data using hand - held cameras, Skylab's earth resources ex-periment package camaera and sensor ar-ray. The crew logged 338 hours of operation of the Apollo Telescope Mount, which made extensive observations of the sun's solar processes. Col. Carr was born in Denver, Colo., and is a graduate of Santa Ana, Calif., High School. He obtained his B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California in 1954 and in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1961. He earned his M.S. degree in aeronautical engineering. Citations include the NASA Group Achievement Award in 1971 and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1974.
|Title||Astronaut to Address Medical Society Event|
Shreveport Medical Society (Shreveport, La.)
Carr, Gerald P.
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|Source||Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport Medical Library (http://lib.sh.lsuhsc.edu)|
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