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Camera, Hasselblad, 70mm, with Lens

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


Manufacturer: Hasselblad
Cine Mechanics
Carl Zeiss G.m.b.H.

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/2 in. tall x 3 15/16 in. wide x 6 7/16 in. deep (8.89 x 9.97 x 16.32cm)
Other (lens): 1 9/16 in. deep x 2 7/8 in. diameter (4 x 7.3cm)
Other (camera body): 3 3/8 in. tall x 3 15/16 in. wide x 3 in. deep (8.57 x 9.97 x 7.62cm)
Other (magazine): 3 1/2 in. tall x 3 5/8 in. wide x 1 7/8 in. deep (8.89 x 9.21 x 4.76cm)

Materials: Metal case, glass optics

Wally Schirra used a camera like this one on his Mercury Sigma 7 mission. The Swedish company Hasselblad has perhaps the longest history of supplying NASA with superior camera equipment. Parts that could create a static charge-dangerous in the spacecraft's high oxygen environment-were removed from space cameras, some of the only modifications made to make commercial cameras usable in space.

NASA transferred this camera to the Museum in 1977.

Transferred from NASA

Inventory number: A19770574000

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