Periscope, Mercury

Periscope, Mercury

     

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

Manufacturer
Perkin-Elmer Corporation

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Guidance & Control

Materials
Magnesium, aluminum, paint, glass, Plastic, Rubber (Silicone), steel
Dimensions
3-D: 78.7 x 33 x 38.1cm, 16.7kg (31 x 13 x 15 in., 36 13/16lb.)

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

Manufacturer
Perkin-Elmer Corporation

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Guidance & Control

Materials
Magnesium, aluminum, paint, glass, Plastic, Rubber (Silicone), steel
Dimensions
3-D: 78.7 x 33 x 38.1cm, 16.7kg (31 x 13 x 15 in., 36 13/16lb.)

ID: A19770561000