SKYLAB MEDALS

MEDAL SETS

MEDAL SET 1 FRONT
issued 16-November-1973 by Galaxy Medals Inc
MEDAL SET 1 BACK
MEDAL SET 2 FRONT A second Galaxy Mint "Project Skylab" medal set.
These feature the early SL-1 through SL-4 numbering system used pre-Skylab launch.
They also feature the Project Skylab logo similar to the Apollo, Gemini and Mercury Galaxy medal sets.
MEDAL SET 2 BACK Also pictured a Galaxy mint Skylab 1 medal of the same logo on the reverse.
BALFOURS SKYLAB SET Here are the three Balfours Skylab medals (one Pewter and the other two silver).
Balfours issued medals for Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and ASTP missions which can be seen on my medal sets page.
Set of large heavy bronze medals made by Medallic Arts Co (MACO) and AMI
commemorating the three 1973 manned Skylab missions.

MEDALS

The medal is made from metals flown on board Skylab and having travelled over 111 Million miles as it orbited the Earth for around 4100 times, over the duration of 270 days. Only 100,000 of the MFA medals were made.

Both these Manned Flight Awareness and Skylab Achievement Award named presentations were presented to Ruth M Elder who, with her husband, worked at NASA in the 1970s.

For further presentation materials and information pages, please refer to the Presentations page.

The Skylab minicoin is a rather hard to come by item.
Franklin Mint limited edition Sterling Silver Eye witness medal commemorating the first crewed Skylab missions.
Franklin Mint limited edition Sterling Silver Eye witness medal commemorating the second crewed Skylab missions. Franklin mint also struck a series of 18kt gold pendant version of these medals (pictured).
Franklin Mint limited edition Sterling Silver Eye witness medal commemorating the third crewed Skylab missions.
Lombardo Mint "Made in Canada", this copper / bronze medal is commemorating the first Skylab crew.
Lombardo Mint "Made in Canada", this silver medal is commemorating the second Skylab crew.
Lombardo Mint "Made in Canada", this silver medal is commemorating the third Skylab crew.
This from a series of sterling silver medal made by franklin mint commemorating various successes of the American space programme; this being for Skylab. Others from this series can be found on the US unmanned and Gemini medals page.
Pictured here is a larger than normal this stylised silver skylab programme medallion is featureless reverse side apart from "Munich" where it was made. I also have this exact same medal in bronze.
Smaller than average, this is a silver Skylab 1 medal.
The second of four John F Kennedy Space Center "launch site of the nation" medals in this set, this example is commemorating the first Skylab crew 25-May-1973.
The third from the series, this medal commemorates the second Skylab crew mission.
The fourth John F Kennedy Space Center "launch site of the nation" medals commemorates the third Skylab crew.

From the same set as for the first skylab crewed mission above, these medals feature a futuristic image (for 1973) of what the space shuttle may look like.

A serialized sterling silver proof, made by Franklin mint in 1974 to commemorate the first manned Skylab mission.
Another sterling silver proof commemorating the first manned Skylab mission.


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