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Skylab 2 Beta Cloth Signed by Weitz
Skylab 2 Beta Cloth Signed by Weitz
Skylab 2 Beta Cloth Signed by Weitz

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Lot 17: Skylab 2 Beta Cloth Signed by Weitz

This beta cloth patch, bearing the insignia of the Skylab 2 mission, has been signed by Skylab 2 Pilot Paul Weitz.

The Skylab 2 insignia is printed on material made of fireproof beta cloth-glass fibers coated with Teflon, the same fabric used on the outer layer of spacesuits. It incorporates the official numeric designation for this mission, which was the Roman numeral "I." The insignia was designed by Kelly Freas, a well-known science fiction artist; it depicts Skylab orbiting the Earth, both brightly backlit by the sun.

The Skylab space station first launched unmanned on May 14, 1973 and was followed two months later by the Skylab 2 crew on May 25, 1973. Commander Charles Conrad, Weitz, and Science Pilot Joe Kerwin lived aboard the space station for a total of 28 days until June 22, 1973. A total of three crews manned the space station during its time in space, ending when the Skylab 4 crew left on February 8, 1974.

This piece has been matted and framed using archival methods. It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Weitz.

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Bid History

Bidding on this lot concluded on March 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT.

Bidders: 9 Bids: 21 Winning Bid: $360

Bidder Bid Time (UTC) Bid Amount (USD)
262 2014 Mar 30 20:39:59 360.00
243 2014 Mar 29 04:41:33 350.00
243 2014 Mar 29 04:41:33 340.00
131 2014 Mar 27 15:42:08 320.00
221 2014 Mar 25 14:32:46 300.00
131 2014 Mar 27 15:41:52 300.00
221 2014 Mar 25 14:32:46 190.00
237 2014 Mar 26 13:53:54 180.00
221 2014 Mar 25 14:32:46 160.00
131 2014 Mar 24 20:13:31 150.00
131 2014 Mar 24 20:13:31 140.00
260 2014 Mar 24 20:10:32 130.00
260 2014 Mar 24 20:10:32 120.00
131 2014 Mar 22 18:17:01 110.00
260 2014 Mar 22 15:32:16 100.00
131 2014 Mar 22 18:16:26 90.00
260 2014 Mar 22 15:32:16 80.00
140 2014 Mar 22 06:52:39 70.00
137 2014 Mar 21 22:30:36 60.00
188 2014 Mar 21 13:53:54 55.00
188 2014 Mar 21 13:53:54 50.00