NASA Photo ID: S72-51123           File Name: 10076176.jpg
Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 02/01/73
Title: Emblem for the second manned Skylab mission, Skylab 3
This is the emblem for the second manned Skylab mission. It will be a
mission  of up to 56 days. The patch symbolizes the main objectives of the
flight. The  central figure, adapted from one by Leonardo da Vinci,
illustrates the  proportions of the human form and suggests the many
studies of man himself to  be conducted in the zero-gravity environment of
space. This drawing is  superimposed on two hemispheres representing the
two additional main areas of  research - studies of the Sun and the
development of techniques for survey of  the Earth's resources. The left
hemisphere show the Sun as it will be seen in  the red light radiated by
hydrogen atoms in the solar atmosphere. The right  hemisphere is intended
to suggest the studies of Earth resources to be  conducted on Skylab.
Although the patch denotes this mission as Skylab II, it  is actually
consided to be the Skylab III mission.          
Subject terms:
SKYLAB 3                                
SKYLAB PROGRAM                          

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