Skylab astronaut Owen Garriott passes away

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R.I.P. Skylab astronaut Owen Garriott has passed away at 88.

From a different time and place.



  • Chris Lopes

    A life fully lived. He even got to see his son become a space tourist.

  • Jay

    Owen Garriott, W5LFL, was the first astronaut to contact stations via ham radio. He did this during his time on Skylab and on the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-9). He will be missed.

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