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    World records for duration and distance.

    Skylab III (SL-4) World Record Certification Documents Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Pilot William Pogue, with Signed LOA. The third and final manned Skylab mission set eight different World Aeronautic Records. Offered here are four of the original documents of certification for the two important records of absolute time and distance in two matching sets (in French and English) from the two international agencies.
    Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
    (1) A 14" x 10.5" partly-printed certificate filled in by hand and signed by three officials. It states that Carr, Pogue, and Gibson of the United States set a world record in Skylab 3 for "Durée/ 84 jours 1 heure 15 minutes, 8 seconds/ Classe K".
    (2) A 14" x 10.5" partly-printed certificate filled in by hand and signed by three officials. It states that Carr, Pogue, and Gibson of the United States set a world record in Skylab 3 for "Distance/ 55.474.039 kilometres/ Classe K".
    National Aeronautic Association
    (1) A 12" x 15" partly-printed certificate filled in by hand and signed by two officials. It states that Carr, Pogue, and Gibson set a world record in Skylab 3 for "Class K Manned Spacecraft/ Duration/ 84 days, 1 hour, 15 minutes, 30.8 seconds".
    (2) A 12" x 15" partly-printed certificate filled in by hand and signed by two officials. It states that Carr, Pogue, and Gibson set a world record in Skylab 3 for "Class K Manned Spacecraft/ Distance/ 55,474,039 kilometers (34,469,970 miles).
    Rarely offered. All in fine or better condition.

    Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity from Pogue.


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