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Camera, Data Acquisition, Lunar Rover, 16mm, Apollo

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This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Summary

Manufacturer: J. A. Maurer, Inc.

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Overall: 11 1/2in. x 5 1/2in. x 8 1/2in., 4.4lb. (29.21 x 13.97 x 21.59cm, 2kg)

Materials: glass, metal, plastic

Maurer data acquisition cameras like this high fidelity mockup documented technical aspects of missions. Astronauts used a motion picture camera like this, along with its large battery, while exploring the lunar surface on their lunar roving vehicle. The moving images were later viewed back on Earth to determine how well the equipment worked and how mission requirements were accomplished.

This camera was transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1975.

Transferred from NASA

Inventory number: A19760737000

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