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Medal, Commemorative, Skylab II

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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 artist's proof medal commemorates the second crew to live and work aboard Skylab, a U.S. space station launched into Earth orbit in May 1973. Commander Alan L. Bean, Science Pilot Owen K. Garriott, and Pilot Jack R. Lousma spent 59 days in space, from July 28 through September 25, 1973. During their mission, they installed a large sunshield over part of the spacecraft, and they conducted a variety of experiments and investigations. Although they were the second Skylab crew, their mission was formally designated Skylab 3 (the space station's launch was Skylab 1). One of a set of three medallions designed to honor the three Skylab crews, this medal became a part of 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

Silver Creations, Ltd.

Credit Line

Found in collection

Materials

Sterling silver

Dimensions

3-D: 4.7 x 2.5 x 0.3cm (1 7/8 x 1 x 1/8 in.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MEMORABILIA-Events

Inventory Number

A19750156001