This 5" by 3 1/2" fully embroidered emblem depicts the launch of the Orbital Workshop on the last Saturn V rocket to fly. The perspective is just before things went horribly wrong with the loss of the meteoroid shield and solar array.
Paying tribute to the three crewed missions I wanted to clear up the confusion about the mission designation numbers. The original mission patches were numbered 1,2 and 3 while the official NASA designation numbered the launches including the lab itself as 1, 2, 3 and 4. I included both. As with my Apollo Set I wanted to depict the mission patch images as realistic and design a “spirit” patch that captured the essence of each mission. I am honored that before his death Alan Bean consulted on the Skylab II/3 patches.