Skylab I – Conrad, Keriun, Weitz Mission Patch NASA Patch 3 x 3 in.

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Skylab I – Conrad, Keriun, Weitz Mission Patch NASA Patch 3 x 3 in. USED

Skylab 2 (also SL-2 and SLM-1) was the first crewed mission to Skylab, the first U.S. orbital space station. The mission was launched on an Apollo command and service module by a Saturn IB rocket on May 25, 1973, and carried NASA astronauts Pete Conrad, Joseph P. Kerwin, Paul J. Weitz to the station. The name Skylab 2 also refers to the vehicle used for that mission. The Skylab 2 mission established a twenty-eight-day record for human spaceflight duration. Furthermore, its crew were the first space station occupants ever to return safely to Earth – the only previous space station occupants, the crew of the 1971 Soyuz 11 mission that had crewed the Salyut 1 station for twenty-four days, died upon reentry due to unexpected cabin depressurization.

The crewed Skylab missions were officially designated Skylab 2, 3, and 4. Miscommunication about the numbering resulted in the mission emblems reading “Skylab I”, “Skylab II”, and “Skylab 3” respectively. Due to a NASA management error, crewed Skylab mission patches were designed in conflict with the official mission numbering scheme.

Skylab I details coutesy of Wikipedia.

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Weight0.20 lbs
Dimensions6 × 4 × 1 in





3 x 3 in.