This object is on display in the Looking at Earth exhibition at the National Mall building.
Country of Origin: Sweden (camera body)
Dimensions: Overall: 3 in. tall x 3 in. wide x 4 in. deep (7.62 x 7.62 x 10.16cm)
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 NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center
Inventory number: A19790525000