Camera, Rocket Borne

Camera, Rocket Borne

     

This 16 mm motion picture camera was flown aboard an Aerobee-hi rocket on October 5, 1954. The photomosaic assembled from pictures taken on that flight was reported to be the first high altitude color picture of a major weather front. This is one of the two cameras on the flight responsible for the mosaic, and it was transferred to the Museum by the Naval Research Laboratory. The original photomosaic is also in the collection (A19620042).

Donor unknown

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Naval Research Laboratory

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
Various metals, glass optics
Dimensions
Overall: 6 3/4 in. tall x 3 1/2 in. wide x 2 1/2 in. deep (17.1 x 8.9 x 6.4cm)

This 16 mm motion picture camera was flown aboard an Aerobee-hi rocket on October 5, 1954. The photomosaic assembled from pictures taken on that flight was reported to be the first high altitude color picture of a major weather front. This is one of the two cameras on the flight responsible for the mosaic, and it was transferred to the Museum by the Naval Research Laboratory. The original photomosaic is also in the collection (A19620042).

Donor unknown

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Naval Research Laboratory

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
Various metals, glass optics
Dimensions
Overall: 6 3/4 in. tall x 3 1/2 in. wide x 2 1/2 in. deep (17.1 x 8.9 x 6.4cm)

ID: A19870070000