Apollo Astronauts Autograph Session at American Space Museum
November 16 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
Two legends of the Apollo space program, astronauts Jack Lousma and Rusty Schweickart, will hold an autograph session Thursday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to noon at the American Space Museum, Downtown Titusville, Florida, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Skylab, America's first space station. (Must be in line by 11:45 a.m.)
The special, one-hour event at our museum is to promote the documentary "Searching for Skylab: America's Forgotten Triumph" and its 3 p.m. screening and panel discussion at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex.
Schweickart flew on the Apollo 9 Earth-orbiting mission in March 1969, testing the moon ships with two other astronauts. Lousma spent 56 days on Skylab in 1973. Lousma also was commander of the third space shuttle flight, STS-3. Lousma and Schweickart are in their late 80s, and they hint this might be their last public appearance.
Cost for 11 a.m. autograph event:
"Searching for Skylab" was released in 2020 in Europe, and is directed by Dwight Steven-Boniecki. Technical advisor is Emily Carney of Facebook "Space Hipsters" renown. The producers are Alexandra Steven-Boniecki and Piotr Ochnicki.
- $100 will be charged for the first autograph.
- $60 for each additional autograph ($160 for both astronauts, same or separate items).
- The director, producer and key principles of the acclaimed documentary will autograph for a museum donation.
This documentary, featuring all nine of the Skylab astronauts, has won awards from the Eastern Europe Film Festival, the Sweden Film Awards and the Salt House Creative International Film Festival.
After the hour-long event at ASM, the astronauts and documentary principles will attend a 3 p.m. screening of the documentary at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex followed by a panel discussion.