Edward George Gibson

(b. 1936)

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(1936– )

US astronaut. He was the science-pilot on the third flight to the Skylab space station, in November 1973. He spent 84 days living on the space station and performed three space walks, totalling more than 15 hours, to change film in the telescope cameras. Gibson was chosen as a scientist-astronaut in 1965 and left NASA in 1982.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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