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

Summary

Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft Co.

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Overall: 5 in. tall x 1 ft. 5 in. wide x 8 in. deep (12.7 x 43.18 x 20.32cm)

Materials: Metal, plastic.

The Surveyor probes were the first U.S. spacecraft to land safely on the Moon and each was equipped with a television camera identical to the test article shown here. This camera consisted of a vidicon tube, 25- and 100-mm focal length lenses, shutters, and color filters.

This camera was transferred to NASM by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1976.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Inventory number: A19761264000

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