Skylab II (SL-3) Signed Wives Decal, Number 1116, from the Alan Bean Family Collection. A 4" x 4" peel and stick decal produced in 1973 as a joke by the crewmembers' spouses- Sue Bean, Helen-Mary Garriott, and Gratia Lousma. This original numbered example is signed "Sue", "Helen-Mary", and "Gratia". The design is a humorous female variation on the official mission insignia featuring Leonardo da Vinci's famous "Vitruvian Man" hovering over the Earth. This decal was designed by artist Ardis Shanks and produced by Jacques Tizou, both of whom have also signed their first names. Alan Bean, Owen Garriott, and Jack Lousma were not aware of the wives' decal until they were in orbit, docked with the Skylab Space Station; the stickers were attached to the inside doors of their command module lockers. With the decal is a 4" x 5.5" vintage color photo of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project's Crew Children emblem, also produced by Jacques Tizou. . Included is a handwritten notecard from Sue Bean reading, in part: "Replica of Skylab II Patch- of Skylab II Wives patch signed by the wives..." Excellent.

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