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Binoculars, Friendship 7

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This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Mall building.


Manufacturer: Hensoldt-Wetzlar

Country of Origin: Germany

Dimensions: 3-D: 8.3 x 4.4 x 11.4cm (3 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Materials: Body: Metal, plastic Lenses: Glass Other: Velcro

Astronaut John Glenn Jr. carried these binoculars, manufactured by Hensoldt-Wetzlar, into space during the during the flight of Friendship 7, the first U.S. orbital flight carrying a human on February 20, 1962.

Transferred from NASA

Inventory number: A19670199000

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