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Skylab AME



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Skylab 4
Astronaut Gerald P. Carr flies the Astronaut Manoeuvring Equipment in the OWS
Credit: NASA
American space mobility device, tested 1974. Another of the EVA maneuvering units tested by the Skylab astronauts within the capacious station.

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