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This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibition station at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Summary

Manufacturer: RCA

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 3-D: 29.2 x 17.1 x 19.1cm (11 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

Materials: Overall - metal.

The inclusion of a portable TV camera on the Apollo missions was controversial from the outset. Of little planned engineering or scientific value, the major purpose was to share Apollo experiences with audiences on Earth. Built by RCA, this camera was used by Apollo astronauts for training. It is identical to the camera actually used during spaceflight.

NASA transferred this camera to NASM in 1973.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Inventory number: A19731486000

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