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Camera, Hasselblad, 70mm, Apollo 11

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By the end of Project Mercury, Hasselblad cameras such as this one, used in the Apollo 11 command module, became the standard for still photography on American space missions. Known for their high quality construction and ease of use, the electric Swedish-made cameras featured a motor-driven mechanism that prepared the film and shutter when the camera was activated. Hasselblad cameras could be modified for use inside the spacecraft or on the lunar surface, with easily detachable black and white or color film magazines.

NASA transferred this camera to the Museum in 1970.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
Sweden

Manufacturer
Hasselblad

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
Camera shell - precision cast aluminum
Lens: plastic, aluminum, glass
Dimensions
Overall: 5 7/8 in. tall x 3 15/16 in. wide (15 x 10cm)

By the end of Project Mercury, Hasselblad cameras such as this one, used in the Apollo 11 command module, became the standard for still photography on American space missions. Known for their high quality construction and ease of use, the electric Swedish-made cameras featured a motor-driven mechanism that prepared the film and shutter when the camera was activated. Hasselblad cameras could be modified for use inside the spacecraft or on the lunar surface, with easily detachable black and white or color film magazines.

NASA transferred this camera to the Museum in 1970.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
Sweden

Manufacturer
Hasselblad

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
Camera shell - precision cast aluminum
Lens: plastic, aluminum, glass
Dimensions
Overall: 5 7/8 in. tall x 3 15/16 in. wide (15 x 10cm)

ID: A19980005000


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