DescriptionSkylab II (SL-3): Crew-Signed Launch Invitation, Alan Bean Signed Photo, Letter, and Card. A group of seven items sent by Alan Bean to close personal friends, includes the following:
(1) A two-page typed letter signed "Alan" regarding the details of the upcoming Skylab II mission stating that an official invitation would be forthcoming. Mailing folds and toning.
(2) A 4.5" x 6" lightweight textured card with the mission insignia at top and the following text printed beneath: "You are invited to attend the liftoff of Skylab Mission II from Launch Complex 39B Kennedy Space Center on 28 July 1973. At the bottom are the signatures: "Alan L Bean", "Owen Garriott", and "Jack Lousma". Includes original transmittal envelope.
(3) An 8" x 10" color glossy NASA red-letter white spacesuit photo, signed "Alan L Bean".
(4) An 8" x 10" color glossy NASA red-letter white spacesuit photo of the Apollo 12 crew, unsigned.
(5) A 4" embroidered mission insignia patch for Skylab II.
(6) A 7" x 5" foldover card with a printed image of the Skylab on the front, signed below: "Alan L Bean '71". The printed message inside reads: "Inside Skylab men will look down toward the earth with instruments and gather knowledge to make our world a better place - Sue and Alan Bean".
(7) A 10" x 8" NASA color litho print of Skylab. Creases and tears.
All items in fine or better condition unless otherwise noted.
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