William R. Pogue

American astronaut (1930-2014)

William Reid Pogue (January 23, 1930 – March 4, 2014) was an American NASA astronaut, teacher, public speaker and writer. He is best known for being a crew member of Skylab 4. He was born in Okemah, Oklahoma.

William Reid Pogue
Born(1930-01-23)January 23, 1930
DiedMarch 4, 2014(2014-03-04) (aged 84)
Florida, U.S.
Alma materOBU, B.S. 1951
OSU, M.S. 1960
OccupationTest pilot
Space career
NASA astronaut
RankColonel, USAF
Time in space
84d 01h 15m
Selection1966 NASA Group
MissionsSkylab 4
Mission insignia

Pogue died from natural causes in the morning of March 4, 2014 in his Florida home. He was 84 years old. He was outlived by his wife and three children.[1]


  1. "Skylab astronaut William Pogue dies at 84". collectSPACE. March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014.

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