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    Emblem for the third manned Skylab mission - Skylab 4

    Emblem for the third manned Skylab mission - Skylab 4

    WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES

    12.08.2009

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    NASA

    This is the emblem for the third manned Skylab mission. It will be a mission of up to 56 days. The symbols in the patch refer to the three major areas of investigation proposed in the mission. The tree represents man's natural environment and relates directly to the Skylab mission objectives of advancing the study of Earth resources. The hydrogen atom, as the basic building block of the universe, represents man's exploration of the physical world, his application of knowledge, and his development of technology. Since the Sun is composed primarily of hydrogen, it is appropriate that the symbol refers to the solar physics mission objectives. The human silhouette represents mankind and the human capacity to direct technology with a wisdom tempered by regard for his natural environment. It also directly relates to the Skylab medical studies of man himself. The rainbow, adopted from the Biblical story of the flood, symbolizes the promise that is offered man. It embraces man and extends to t

    NASA Identifier: NIX-S72-53094

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    Date Taken: 12.08.2009
    Date Posted: 10.10.2012 17:26
    Photo ID: 713403
    Resolution: 640x480
    Size: 43.36 KB
    Location: WASHINGTON, DC, US 

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