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Medal, Commemorative, Skylab I

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This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

This National Commemorative Society medal commemorates the first Skylab crew (astronauts Pete Conrad, Joseph Kerwin, and Paul Weitz), who launched on May 25, 1973 and occupied America's first space station until June 22, 1973. While onboard, the crew deployed a sunshade to insulate Skylab, which had been damaged during its launch earlier in May. They also freed a solar wing that had been jammed with debris. The National Historical Foundation, the parent group for the National Commemorative Society, U.S.A. gave this medal to the National Collection in 1974.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Manufacturer

National Commemorative Society

Credit Line

Gift of the National Commemorative Society

Materials

Medal: Sterling silver

Dimensions

3-D (Coin): 0.3 x 3.8cm (1/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MEMORABILIA-Events

Inventory Number

A19750096000