NELSON-MILLER AND THE SKYLAB MISSION PROJECT
Skylab was the United States' first space station, and the second space station visited by a human crew. It was also the only space station NASA launched alone. The 100-ton space station was in Earth's orbit from 1973 to 1979 and it was visited by crews three times in 1973 and 1974. The objectives of the Skylab program was to prove that humans could live and work in space for extended periods, and to expand our knowledge of solar astronomy well beyond Earth-based observations.
Ultimately, the Skylab program was a success in all respects and represents a major milestone in U.S. space exploration history. It was the site of nearly 300 scientific and technical experiments.
Nelson-Miller, continuing it’s tradition of supporting the NASA and U.S. space missions was selected to provide all of the nameplates on the Skylab Space Station, as well as the three missions that utilized Skylab.
In total Nelson-Miller provided more than 2,000 separate metal nameplates for the Skylab spacecraft and for the three missions that visited and lived on Skylab.