SKYLAB  MISC.  MEMORABILIA


  

The Apollo program was designed to land humans on the Moon and bring them safely back to Earth. Six of the missions (Apollos 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17) achieved this goal. Apollos 7 and 9 were Earth orbiting missions to test the Command and Lunar Modules, and did not return lunar data. Apollos 8 and 10 tested various components while orbiting the Moon, and returned photography of the lunar surface. Apollo 13 did not land on the Moon due to a malfunction, but also returned photographs. The six missions that landed on the Moon returned a wealth of scientific data and almost 400 kilograms of lunar samples. Experiments included soil mechanics, meteoroids, seismic, heat flow, lunar ranging, magnetic fields, and solar wind experiments.

 
   






 

 

 

 

Process Order

 

 

 

 

Skylab 1 (SL- 2): Memorabilia

 

 

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Skylab 1 Lions Bros. 4" Mission Patch 

 

(hidden initials are circled on scan, NOT actual patch) 

 

#Skylab Mem - Skylab 1 Patch
$45

 

 

Skylab 2 (SL-3)

NASA Group Achievment Award

To Neil Hutchinson

Skylab Real Time Planning Team

Issued at Washington, DC - October 3, 1973

Issued by James Fletcher, Administrator, NASA

 

Awarded to Neil Hutchinson in recognition of outsanding performance in the development of new flight plans and procedures for the Skylab 2 mission following the anomalies that occured after the launch of the Skylab orbital workshop.

 

Neil Hutchinson was a Skylab Flight Director at that time making this particular award stand out amoungst the rest.  For those of you who collect awards, this one is highly desirable.  Measures 11" x 14". 

 

 

#Skylab Mem - Hutchinson Real Time Award
$275

 

 

 

 

Skylab 2 (SL- 3): Memorabilia

 

 


 
 


Pristine Skylab 2 mug given to Neil Hutchington, "Silver" Flight.  Mug has Skylab 2 mission emblem on one side and emblem of the USS Ticonderoga on the other.  Very nice and coming from a Flight Director's personal collection.

 

#Skylab Mem - Hutchinson Skylab 2 Mug
$75

 

 Mmorabilia 

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Skylab 2 (SL-3) Key Ring

 

 #SL Mem - Skylab 2 Key Ring (a)
$20

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Skylab 2 (SL3) Key Ring

 

#SL Mem - Skylab 2 Key Ring (b)
$20

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Skylab 2 (SL3) Pin - 2.5"

 

#SL Mem - Pinback
$10

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Skylab 2 (SL3) Lions Bros. 4" Mission Patch 

(hidden initials are circled on scan, NOT actual patch) 

 

#SL Mem - Lions Bros Patch
$45

 

 

This set of 2 auto permits for the launch of Skylab 1 & 2 come from the personal archives of Skylab Astronaut Ed Gibson.  Each has been hand signed by Ed using black sharpie with mission in formation added.  Great condition. 

 

#Gibson Skylab Parking Permits

$85

 

 

 

 

 

Process Order

 

 

Skylab 3 (SL- 4): Memorabilia

 

Skylab FLOWN Heatshield Plug

 

Skylab 3 FLOWN Heatshield Plug in Lucite display

 

Offered here is a very substantial heatshield plug removed from the Apollo Soyuz Command Module following the splashdown of that successful and historic mission. This example comes directly from the personal collection of ASTP Flight Director, Neil Hutchinson and will be accompanied by a letter of authencity signed in his hand. 

 

The plug measures a very substantial 1.25" x 2".  The Lucite cylinder measures 3" x 2.5" and is in outstanding condition with no yellowing.  This is an item that will never need to be upgraded. 

#Apollo Memo: Hutchinson: Skylab Heatshield Plug

$SOLD

 

 

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Skylab 3 (SL-4) launch badge (#651) 

 

#Skylab Mem - Skylab 3 Launch Badge
$30

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Skylab 3 (SL-4) - (NASA, 1973 - 10pgs) 

 

Vintage booklet all about that upcoming mission w/ illustrations.  Produced through the Manned Space Awareness Program.   

 

#Skylab Mem - Skylab 3 NASA Booklet
$25

 

 

Skylab 3 (SL-4) Operations Management Room Access Badge

 

#Skylab Mem - Skylab 3 Operations Badge
$30

 

 

 

 

Skylab (SL-4) Activation/Deactivation Flight Plans offered as a package 
used on the MCC Console of Skylab Flight Director Neil Hutchison


Activation/Deactivation Flightplans

from Activation Flightplan


from Activation Flightplan

from Deactivation Flightplan

from Deactivation Flightplan


from Deactivation Flightplan

 

Offered here as a complete package are the Skylab 4 Activation AND Deactivation Flight Plans as used by "Silver" Flight Director Neil Hutchinson on his MCC console. Each Flight Plan contains annotations by Hutchinson with some examples seen in the attached images. These MCC used documents accounted for the Activation and Deactivation activity of the last manned crew to inhabit the historic Skylab Orbital Laboratory.  It just doesn't get any better.

 

SL-4 items such as this are becoming exceedingy hard to come by.  Both Skylab AND MCC console utilized items have generally become more and more sought after in the last several years making this complete package all the more desirable. 

 

This will be accompanied by a hand signed COA from Neil Hutchison, "Silver Flight" himself. 
 

 

#Hutchinson Collection: Last Skylab Crew MCC Activation & Deactivation Flight Plans

$1250

 

 

 

 

Skylab (SL-4) Activation Checklist used on the MCC Console
from the personal mission archives of Flight Director Neil Hutchison



 



 


 

This is THE ACTUAL checklist was used on the Flight Director console by Neil Hutchinson as the MCC Silver Team helped the Skylab 4 astronauts execute the Skylab workshop activation. This would be the last crew inhabitating America's first orbital spacestation and this was the tool "Silver Flight" utilized to ensure it was fully operational.   As you can see by the sample scans of what lies therein, this checklist was annotated throughout by Hutchinson.

 

Please note that the cover was reused from an eariler Skylab flight hence the sticker as shown in the scan but the contents are indeed for SL-4.  Neil reused his covers. Items such as this are exceedingy hard to come by with Skylab AND MCC related console utilized items becoming more and more sought after in the last several years.

 

This will be accompanied by a hand signed COA from Neil Hutchison, "Silver Flight" himself. 
 

 

#Hutchinson Collection: Last Skylab Crew MCC Activation Checklist

$1500


 

 

 

Skylab (SL-4) Deactivation Checklist used on the MCC Console
to close out the Skylab Orbital Space Station for it's very last time



 



 


 

This is THE ACTUAL checklist used on the Flight Director console by Neil Hutchinson as the MCC Silver Team helped the Skylab 4 astronauts execute the orbital workshop's last ever deactivation. This represented the FINAL closeout before Skylab's historic fiery rentery into the Earth's atmosphere. This is one of the most desirable Skylab MCC checklists of all. Sample scans of what lies therein are provided as you can see.  This checklist was annotated throughout by "Silver Flight".

 

Please note that the cover was reused from an eariler Skylab flight hence the sticker as shown in the scan but the contents are indeed for SL-4.  As the demand for Skylab and MCC mission utilized items growing, artifacts such as this are becoming exceedingy difficult to come by.

 

This will be accompanied by a hand signed COA from Neil Hutchison, "Silver Flight" himself. 
 

 

#Hutchinson Collection: Last Skylab Crew MCC Activation Checklist

$2000


 

 

 

 

 

Skylab Program : Non Mission Specific Memorabilia

 

 

 

 

Skylab Oxygen Tank Fragment authenticated by NASA
from the personal collection of Skylab Flight Director Neil Hutchinson


 

 


I've handled a number of Skylab flown fragments of different sorts over the years but this display is one I seldom come across.  Unlike the typical yellowed, chipped, lucite bullet type displays commonly seen, this one is a whole different animal. 

 

This fragment of the Skylab oxygen tank recovered in Austraila is officially authenticated by NASA and comes with a NASA letter of authenticity from Rayond Gause, Leader, NASA Skylab Team on NASA stationary dated November 26, 1979.  It also comes with a letter from Pete Conrad who shares the history behind Skylab and this fragment.  The Conrad letter is not hand signed as far as I can tell.

 

The fragment is substantial and mounted to a large photo which is still in it's origional shrink wrap.  The display itself measures a substantial 16x20.  The Oxygen Tank fragement measures 1" x 1.25" and is mounted in such a way that it can be easily removed if desired.

 

This impressive presentation was given to NASA Flight Director Neil Hutchinson and has been stored exactly as he received it some years ago.  A most unusual and impressive Skylab Oxygen Tank fragment with unquestionable provenance. 

 

 

 

#Skylab Mem - Skylab: Oxygen Tank Fragment
$395

 

 

 



 



 


 

These photos presented to Skylab Flight Director Neil Hutchinson by the team of the High Altitude Observatory in Boulder in Colorado.  The first photo is accompanied by the letter shown on the left from R.M. MacQueen, Principal Investigtor, S-052.

 

The second photo presented to and inscribed to Neil Hutchinson with thanks by the "S-052 Experiment Team". 

 

Each photo contains informaton describing when and how it was shot. Both images measure 8"x10" and are matted to 11"x 14".  Very nice mememtos of Skylab photography that have been in the Flight Director's personal collection for many years.
 

 

#Hutchinson Collection: Skylab Photography 

$75


 

 

MFA Medallion with flown metal from the personal collection of Skylab Flight Director Neil Hutchinson

 

Offered here is a pristine never before handled Skylab MFA Medallion (flown Skylab metal) and origional certificate awarding this medallion to NASA Flight Director Neil Hutchinson.  The medallion are difficult to find with certificate but to find one awarded to that mission's Flight Director is especially desirable.  The scan shows the medallion still inside it's glassine envelope just as it was given to Neil back in the day.  This one is a keeper.

 

#Skylab Mem - Hutchinson Skylab MFA Medallion
$150

 

 

 

 

Empty & opened cans of Skylab space food from the collection of Flight Director Neil Hutchinson.  Once can is marked "Hard Candy" and the other "Butter Cookies".  Someone ate them but not sure who.  This food was not flown.  . 

 

 

#Skylab Mem - Hutchinson Skylab Space Food
$60

 

 

 

NASA Group Achievment Award

To Neil Hutchinson

Attitude Control Anomaly Team

Issued at Washington, DC - October 23, 1973

Issued by James Fletcher, Administrator, NASA

 

Awarded to Neil Hutchinson in recognition of exceptional performance and major contributions to the Skylab mission in the developent and implementation of attitude and control techniques and procedures. 

 

Neil Hutchinson was a Skylab Flight Director at that time making this quite desirable relative to others.  Measures 11" x 14". 

 

 

#Skylab Mem - Hutchinson Attitude Control Award
$250

 

 

 

Gravity Gradient Momentum Management of a Solar Oriented Space Vehicle
Bendix Research Laboratories, October 1970, 138 pages

 

The Skylab vehicle relied upon control moment gyros (CMGs) to maintain attitude control over the mission lifetime.  "This report describes the development and utilization of momentum management desaturation techniques that will allow the dissipation of accumulated momentum on the MCGs." 

 

This publication comes from the personal files of Skylab Flight Director Neil Hutchinson.  Great condition. 

 

#Skylab Mem - Hutchinson Gravity Gradient
$185

 

 

 

The Description of the CMG and its Application to Space Vehicle Control
Bendix Navigation & Control Division, February 20, 1967, 37 pages

 

This publication, "describes the principal of momentum exchange, the Control Moment Gyro and it's aplication to the Apollo Telescope Mount fine pointing control system.  The usable CMG Control Laws for the ATM Control System are then presented in detail along with their corresponding methods of implementation."

 

This comes from the personal files of Skylab Flight Director Neil Hutchinson. 

 

 

#Skylab Mem - Hutchinson Description of CMG
$95

 

 

 

Skylab Reference and Calendar 1972 - 1973
McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company

 

Approximately 74 pages of information about Skylab as well as a calendar for 1972, 73 and 74.  Small residue mark from a sticker on cover that is no longer attached.  Presume it was a price sticker of some sort.  Measures 3.5" x 6". 

 

#Skylab Mem - Pocket Reference
$35

 

 

Skylab; A Guidebook NASA EP-107 | Belew, Leland F.
 

 


Skylab: A Guidebook by Leland Belew & Ernst Stuhlinger
(NASA EP-107, presumed 1st edition, Soft Back, 1973, 6x9", 245 pgs), 

A pre-launch guide to the Skylab space station.  Details each mission, program history, design and operation, as well as research programs and ground based support.  Well illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.  This copy is
hand signed in pencil by Ernst Stuhlinger who in addition to being a co-author was W. Von Braun's "right hand man". 

 

#Skylab Mem - Skylab: A Guidebook
$150

 

 

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Skylab Awards Ceremony News Media Pass #10467
 

 #SL Mem - Awards Media Pass
$20

Skylab Manned Flight Awareness Medallion as above but without the certificate.  Medallion  contains medal flown on board Skylab

 

#Skylab Mem -MFA
$50

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NASA Facts #NF56/1-75: 

Observing Earth from Skylab (1975 - 16pgs)

 

#Skylab Mem - Earth from Skylab
$35

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Skylab Experiments Volume 2 - Remote Sensing of Earth Resources 
(NASA EP111, 1973 - 83pgs) 

 

#Skylab Mem - Experiments Vol. 2
$40

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Skylab Experiments Volume 7 - Living & Working In Space 
(NASA, 1973 - 39pgs)  

 

#Skylab Mem - Experiments Vol. 7
$40

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Skylab And The Life Sciences
(NASA, Feb. 1973 - 56 pgs) 

#Skylab Mem - Life Sciences $30

Skylab and the Sun
(NASA EP-119, presumed 1st edition, Soft Back, 1973 - 50 pgs),

 
 Illus w/diagrams & photos,  A NASA Educational Publication on Skylab's investigation of the sun. Published before the mission, this is an examination of the solar studies programs, listing the instruments, crew training, and the nature of the programs themselves. Interesting and scarce.    As new condition.

 

#Skylab Mem - Skylab and the Sun
$40

Skylab Explores the Earth
(NASA, Washington, DC, 1977, 1st ed., HB, 9.5x12, 517 pgs)

 
Lavishly Illus w/diagrams & photos,  Details this major mission of Skylab - Earth observations.  Color and B/W photos throughout.  Preface by SKylab 4 CDR, Gerald Carr.  A beautiful production. 

 

 #Skylab Mem - Skylab Explores the Earth (o)
$75

Skylab's Astronomy and Space Sciences
(NASA, Washington, DC, 1978, 1st ed., HB, 9.5x12, 122 pgs)

 
Lavishly Illus w/diagrams & both color and b/w photos,  As title would indicate does an outstanding job of detailng this mission's Astronomy and Space Sciences.  Preface is written by Robert Parker, Skylab Program Scientist. 

  

#Skylab Mem - Astronomy/Space Sciences (o)
$75

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"Skylab Systems Operations Team" certificate of recognition issued to Mel Brooks

 

Issue Date: 10/23/73
Issued by: James Fletcher, Administrator, NASA
Measures 14" x 11"

 

For those of you who aren't familiar with Mel, refer to Gene Kranz's book,  "Failure Is Not An Option".  Mel is mentioned quite frequently and was a very key player from Gemini through the STS Programs.

 

#Skylab Mem - Brooks Systems Certificate
$165

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American Flag flown onboard Skylab: 1973-1974

from the personal collection of Sy Liebergot

 

Sy Liebergot was an Apollo/Skylab/ASTP/STS NASA Flight Controller who is perhaps best known for being the EECOM on shift when an explosion rocked the Apollo 13 Service Module.  This 4"x 6" American flag was presented to Sy upon the conclusion of the flight of Skylab in recognition for his contribution as a part of  NASA's Mission Control Team.  The certificate measures 11"x14" and is signed by Chris Kraft.   

 

Click here for biographical information about Sy.Liebergot

 

#Skylab Mem - Liebergot Flag
$1250