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Camera, Hasselblad, 70mm, Gemini

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


Manufacturer: Hasselblad

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

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