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ATM, Film Magazine, S-054 X-ray Spectrograph


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

Collection Item Summary:

Back-up film magazine assembly for the S-054 X-ray spectrograph experiment intended for use on a planned second Apollo Telescope Mount (ATM). The ATM was the major scientific instrument aboard Skylab, which was put into Earth orbit in May 1973 and operated for 8 months. ATM included eight major scientific instruments, as well as a number of smaller experiments, and was designed to be operated by three sets of visiting astronauts. The magazine was transferred from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in 1986.

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National Air and Space Museum


Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


American Science & Engineering, Incorporated

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Mixed metals and plastic


3-D: 57.2 x 17.8 x 31.8cm (22 1/2 x 7 x 12 1/2 in.)

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Country of Origin

United States of America



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