This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibition station at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Country of Origin: Sweden (camera body)
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/2 in. long x 3 1/2 in. wide x 1 3/4 in. tall (8.89 x 8.89 x 4.45cm)
Materials: metal, glass
Mercury astronaut Walter Schirra took the first Swedish-made Hasselblad 500C 70mm camera into space in 1962. This camera, outfitted with a Zeiss f 2.8 lens, may have been used during a Gemini mission in 1965-66.
The NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston gave this camera to the Smithsonian in 1969.
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory number: A19790520000