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William Reid "Bill" Pogue (January 23, 1930 – March 3, 2014), (Col, USAF), was an American astronaut, U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, and test pilot who was also an accomplished teacher, public speaker and author.
|1930||Born in Okemah, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, USA|
|1951||Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Oklahoma Baptist University. Enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. During his Air Force career, he was awarded the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal and the Air Medal.|
|1960||Master of Science in Mathematics, Oklahoma State University.|
|1966||Selected by NASA in Astronauts Group 5. |
|1973||Flew on Skylab 4 as Pilot with Gerald P. Carr and Edward Gibson.|
|1974||Awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. ||
|1975||Retired from the Air Force and NASA.|
|1997||Inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. |
|2104||Died in Cocoa Beach, Brevard, Florida, USA|
On 14 Jan 2016 Anita Munn wrote:
Bill served on support crews for the Apollo 7 in 1968 and Apollo 11 in 1969 and Apollo 14 in 1971. He spent 84 days as the command module pilot of Skylab 3 from November 1973 to February 1974. It was the longest human spaceflight at the time. He retired from the astronaut corps and NASA in 1975. He retired from the Air Force at the same time. From 1984-98 Bill furnished technical support to Boeing helping develop Space Station Freedom. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame and enshrined in the U S Astronaut Hall of Fame.
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On 31 Oct 2018 at 15:52 GMT Anita Munn wrote:
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