Mercury spacecraft were fitted with a periscope similar to this device, made by Perkin Elmer, which allowed the astronaut to make precise observations of the Earth below. The scope had a removable filter, and two magnification settings. This is an unflown specimen.
Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1977.
Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- Perkin-Elmer Corporation
- SPACECRAFT-Manned-Guidance & Control
- Magnesium, aluminum, paint, glass, Plastic, Rubber (Silicone), steel
- 3-D: 78.7 x 33 x 38.1cm, 16.7kg (31 x 13 x 15 in., 36 13/16lb.)