Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts
This incredibly rare bronze Skylab 4 medallion, produced by the Robbins Company, is one of only eighty made to commemorate the mission. From the personal collection of the late Bill Pogue, the medal remained with the astronaut until its donation to the ASF.
This 37mm x 35mm bronze medal replicates the mission's insignia, which was designed by Pogue himself. Its rounded triangular shape features a large number "3," the astronauts' surnames, and three circular icons symbolizing the three major areas of investigation in the mission: a tree representing man's natural environment; a hydrogen atom representing man's exploration of the physical world; and a human silhouette representing mankind.
The reverse of the medal depicts the comet Kohoutek, which the astronauts were able to observe during their 84-day mission, along with the launch date of November 17, 1973 and landing date of February 8, 1974.
Skylab 4 was the third and last manned Skylab mission. Astronauts Jerry Carr, Ed Gibson, and Pogue completed 1,214 Earth orbits, travelling a total of 34.5 million miles. Miscommunication about the numbering resulted in the mission emblems reading Skylab I, II, and 3 respectively, as can be seen reflected in this medallion.
A certificate of authenticity signed by ASF Executive Director Tammy Knowles accompanies this lot.
ASF reserves the right to disqualify the high bidder, to reject the high bid and to accept a bid from a lower bidder for any reason within their discretion, which shall be exercised in good faith.
Bidding on this lot concluded on March 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT.
Bidders: 4 Bids: 15 Winning Bid: $1525
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