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    Skylab I (SL-2) Desk Ashtray Display Containing General Electric Heat Shielding "Parasol" Material Directly from the Estate of NASA Legend Chris Kraft, with Certificate of Authenticity. A handsome 8" x 8" x 2.125" wooden tray containing a heavy glass ash (or knick knack) tray. Lining the tray and over the top is a 10" x 5.5" sheet of orange over silver solar shield material. A clear engraved plaque reads:

    Skylab I Emergency Heat Shielding
    Supplied By The General Electric Company
    In The First Major Repair In Space
    And Subsequent Successful Mission 6/22/73

    Skylab sustained damage during its launch and the crew of SL-2 had to make repairs to make it habitable and functional. This material was used to create a "parasol" to shade the overheated Orbital Workshop. Included with this lot is a 10" x 8" silk finish color reprint photo of this material being tested at JSC. Very fine. It was on the west shelf in Kraft's home office.


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    May, 2021
    21st-22nd Friday-Saturday
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