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Camera, Stereo 35mm, Lunar Surface, Apollo

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


Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Company

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 3-D: 17.8 x 33.7cm, 5.4kg (7 x 13 1/4 in., 12lb.)

Materials: Steel Aluminum Velcro Plastic Adhesive Paint Copper plating

This Eastman Kodak 35mm camera is the same type as those used to take pairs of close-up photographs of the lunar surface. When the camera’s base was placed on the Moon's surface and the trigger under the handle pulled, the camera would photograph the area beneath its lenses. The resulting photographs would give a three dimensional or stereoscopic effect when placed in a special viewer.

This item was transferred NASA to the Smithsonian in 1971.

Transferred from the NASA- Manned Spacecraft Center

Inventory number: A19720842000

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