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Skylab 2 Cue Card Menu Signed by Weitz
Skylab 2 Cue Card Menu Signed by Weitz
Skylab 2 Cue Card Menu Signed by Weitz

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Lot 18: Skylab 2 Cue Card Menu Signed by Weitz

From the personal collection of Skylab 2 Pilot Paul Weitz, this fascinating cue card menu is dated "11/22/72" and was used during Weitz's training prior to the launch of the first manned Skylab mission. The card features Weitz's signature and two additional inscriptions: "Pilot Skylab I," and the personal notation, "Used in training."

The cue card bears the title "Menu 5" on the front and "Menu 6" on the reverse and lists the various meals (A, B, C and "SNACKS") that astronauts Weitz, Joseph Kerwin and the late Pete Conrad were scheduled to consume daily during their month-long mission aboard the space station. The card also includes instructions for when to "Take Dye Tab." This rare item demonstrates the careful attention the astronauts had to pay to their nutrition, food rationing, and medical research.

The card is rectangular with slightly rounded corners. Both sides of the cue card feature a pair of fully intact Velcro fasteners, which would have held it firmly in its rightful place aboard Skylab.

This lot 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: 7 Bids: 14 Winning Bid: $275

Bidder Bid Time (UTC) Bid Amount (USD)
293 2014 Mar 29 17:45:09 275.00
264 2014 Mar 29 17:38:07 255.00
221 2014 Mar 25 14:46:04 250.00
221 2014 Mar 25 14:46:04 225.00
276 2014 Mar 25 21:45:38 205.00
221 2014 Mar 25 14:46:04 195.00
276 2014 Mar 25 21:45:25 185.00
221 2014 Mar 25 14:46:04 111.00
264 2014 Mar 23 19:23:56 101.00
264 2014 Mar 23 19:23:56 100.00
257 2014 Mar 22 11:25:39 90.00
251 2014 Mar 22 03:54:02 80.00
251 2014 Mar 22 03:54:02 60.00
197 2014 Mar 22 01:39:29 50.00