Skylab, two-time Apollo mission capcom astronaut Jerry Carr dies

The man behind the microphone when Apollo 12 was struck by lightning while launching from Kennedy Space Center has died at the age of 88.

Gerald “Jerry” Carr was capcom (capsule communication) for both the Apollo 8 and Apollo 12 missions and launched into space himself as commander of the Skylab 4 mission, the final mission of the orbiting space station. Read more here.