An ad hoc Spokane, Wash., group called the Skylab Self-Defense Society hung a 15-ft. bull's-eye on the side of a downtown office building and suggested, "Make Spokane the target for Skylab's landing. If you give the Government a target to shoot at, it's bound to miss. That is our greatest protection."-TIME Magazine, July 16, 1979
I remember that banner. It said "Official U.S. Government Skylab Target" in red above a big, red bullseye. They also sold t-shirts and posters. I bought a poster (heck, it was only a buck) and brought it with me to Maine that summer. I put it outside the bunkhouse where my cousins and I slept.
Hey...it worked. No pieces of Skylab came down in either Spokane OR Maine.
Ah, those were the days!
“Hey, is that the sun up there?”
“I don’t know. I’m a stranger in town!”
-Larry, Moe and Curly