Beta cloth swatch printed with the mission emblem for the SMEAT experiment [Skylab Medical Experiment Altitude Test], 8 x 8.5, with the mission emblem depicting Snoopy in his flight cap and goggles struggling with a rope around his neck, signed in black felt tip by test astronauts Bob Crippen, Karol Bobko, and Dr. William Thornton. Swatch is also inscribed at the top, “Jim, We’re going to recommend you as a future executive for Ma Bell. Thanks,” and “SMEAT Day 56.” In fine condition, with all signatures and inscription a shade or two light, but completely legible. The SMEAT experiment was conducted by NASA as a 56-day vacuum chamber test to evaluate equipment and procedures proposed for use in the Skylab missions. Pre-certified Scott Cornish and RR Auction COA.
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