Force Gauge, Skylab


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This force gauge is part of the test equipment kit from the backup Skylab Orbital Workshop that is displayed in the Museum. Skylab was a U.S. space station launched into low Earth orbit in May 1973. Three different three-man crews occupied the orbital laboratory until February 1974. Skylab was equipped with several tool kits and devices for in-flight maintenance tasks, as well as scientific instruments for a variety of research projects.

NASA transferred this force gauge to the Museum in 1975.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center


Aluminum, steel, stainless steel, foil, plastic, adhesive label, brass, rubber


3-D: 26 x 5.7 x 5.1cm (10 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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