Camera, Television, Apollo

Camera, Television, Apollo

     

The inclusion of a portable TV camera on the Apollo missions was controversial from the outset. Of little planned engineering or scientific value, the major purpose was to share Apollo experiences with audiences on Earth. Built by RCA, this camera was used by Apollo astronauts for training. It is identical to the camera actually used during spaceflight.

NASA transferred this camera to NASM in 1973.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
RCA

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
Overall - metal.
Dimensions
3-D: 29.2 x 17.1 x 19.1cm (11 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

The inclusion of a portable TV camera on the Apollo missions was controversial from the outset. Of little planned engineering or scientific value, the major purpose was to share Apollo experiences with audiences on Earth. Built by RCA, this camera was used by Apollo astronauts for training. It is identical to the camera actually used during spaceflight.

NASA transferred this camera to NASM in 1973.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
RCA

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
Overall - metal.
Dimensions
3-D: 29.2 x 17.1 x 19.1cm (11 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

ID: A19731486000