This medal flew more than thirty-four million miles in space.Skylab III (SL-4) Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Pilot William Pogue, Serial Number 15F, with Signed LOA. This 37mm x 35mm sterling silver medal with three rounded was one of only seventy flown (of 190 minted) on this record-breaking mission with crewmembers Gerald Carr, William Pogue, and Ed Gibson on this mission that lasted an incredible eighty-four days, from November 17, 1973 to February 8, 1974. The obverse features a large number "3", the astronaut 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 depicts the Comet Kohoutek with engraved mission dates. The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Original case with pad and numbered sticker on the bottom included. Flown medals from the crewmembers of the flight are very popular with collectors. Excellent condition.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity from Pogue.
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