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    This medal travelled nearly twenty-five million miles during its fifty-nine days in space.

    Skylab II (SL-3) Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Rusty Schweickart, Serial Number 025F, with Signed LOA. This 35mm sterling silver medal is one of only fifty-five flown aboard Skylab II, July 28-September 25, 1973, with crewmembers Alan Bean, Jack Lousma, and Owen Garriott. There were a total of 159 minted for this flight. The obverse features the mission insignia depicting Leonardo da Vinci's famous "Vitruvian Man" hovering above a half-Earth/ half-sun disk with the surnames of the crewmembers above and "Skylab II" below. The reverse depicts the Skylab station with the mission dates engraved. The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Original case with numbered sticker on the bottom included. Excellent condition.

    Included with this lot is a letter of authenticity signed "Russell L. Schweickart" on his personal letterhead, stating: "I hereby certify that this Skylab II silver Robbins medallion, serial # 025F, was flown aboard the Skylab II mission in 1973. As a member of the astronaut office, I was permitted to purchase up to two Robbins medallions from each mission. This medallion has been part of my personal collection since the mission."


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    November, 2011
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