Charles C. Conrad Jr. Paul J. Weitz Joseph P. Kerwin Alan L. Bean Jack R. Lousma Owen K. Garriott Gerald P. Carr William R. Pogue Edward G. Gibson
May 14, 1973
July 11, 1979
First U.S. space station
This small cut of fabric is from the same material that the parasol sunshade deployed by the SL-2 crew was devised. The 24 by 22 ft. shield lowered Skylab's temperature to a habitable 75 degrees Fahrenheit after the micrometeoroid panel designed to protect the crew from solar radiation was ripped off during launch. This swatch is attached to a 2.5- by 4-inch laminated card that was presented by the three Skylab crews to a NASA employee who contributed to the space station program.