Wednesday, 30 December 2015

The Day When Three NASA Astronauts Staged A Strike In Space

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Blows on behalf of fair labor treatment don't always have to come from factory workers. On December 28, 1973, one was delivered by three U.S. astronauts orbiting the globe in NASA's Skylab - a one-day sit-down strike in space.

Mission commander Gerald Carr, science pilot Edward Gibson and pilot William Pogue were in the midst of what would become a record 84-day mission, the last before the spacecraft was to be decommissioned, when they rebelled against NASA's remorseless work schedule.

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