Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts
From the personal collection of Skylab 2 pilot Paul Weitz, this cue card is dated Oct. 19, 1972 and was used during Weitz's training prior to the launch of Skylab 2, 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."
Weitz's "Skylab I," serves as a reminder of how, while the first manned Skylab mission was officially designated "Skylab 2," the mission emblem read "Skylab I."
The shape of the card is unique, resembling a rectangle sliced almost in half diagonally, or an isosceles triangle with two of its points removed. It was made this way so that it would affix perfectly to a flat surface of the same dimensions inside the Skylab, where it could be quickly and easily referenced by an astronaut.
Both sides of the cue card are filled with vital information. The front side has the heading, "PWR USERS" and covers "AC BUSES" and "MN DC BUSES." There is also a penciled-in correction, where Weitz changed "*POS H2O" to "*POT H2O."
The reverse side is titled, "NO COMM" and has a troubleshooting checklist with steps lettered A-G. Weitz's signature and inscription are on this side of the cue card, as are three, fully intact Velcro fasteners, which would have held it firmly in its rightful place on board Skylab.
Skylab was America's first Earth-orbiting space station, launched on May 14, 1973. It was both a workshop and home for three teams of astronauts who inhabited the Skylab space station for a total of 171 days, traveling a total of 70.5 million miles and conducting over 3,000 hours of experiments.
The card is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Weitz.
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Bidding on this lot concluded on March 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM EDT.
Bidders: 8 Bids: 17 Winning Bid: $400
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