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Skylab Program 3 Lapel Pin
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Skylab 3

Alan L. Bean, Commander
Jack R. Lousma, Pilot
Owen K. Garriott, Scientist

Launch Date: July 28, 1973
Launch Time: 7:11 a.m. EDT
Launch Vehicle: Saturn 1B
Launch Site: Launch Pad 39B, Kennedy Space Center
Recovery Date: Sept. 25, 1973
Recovery Time: 6:19 p.m. EDT
Distance Traveled: 24.5 million miles
Duration: 59 days, 11 hours, nine minutes

Mission Highlights
Continued maintenance of the space station, and extensive scientific and medical experiments. Completed 858 Earth orbits and 1,081 hours of solar and Earth experiments, as well as three EVAs totaling 13 hours, 43 minutes.

Mission Achievements
Installed a twinpole solar shield on EVA. Performed major in-flight maintenance. Doubled previous length of time in space.