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Camera, Rocket Borne

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This object is on display in the Rockets & Missiles at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.


Manufacturer: Naval Research Laboratory

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Overall: 6 3/4 in. tall x 3 1/2 in. wide x 2 1/2 in. deep (17.1 x 8.9 x 6.4cm)

Materials: Various metals, glass optics

This 16 mm motion picture camera was flown aboard an Aerobee-hi rocket on October 5, 1954. The photomosaic assembled from pictures taken on that flight was reported to be the first high altitude color picture of a major weather front. This is one of the two cameras on the flight responsible for the mosaic, and it was transferred to the Museum by the Naval Research Laboratory. The original photomosaic is also in the collection (A19620042).

Donor unknown

Inventory number: A19870070000

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