Battery, 70mm Camera, Apollo 11


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This battery supplied power to the integrated motor of the Hasselblad cameras used on the Apollo 11 mission. Two built-in batteries were installed in each camera motor, providing over 12 volts of power to advance film and cock the shutter when an astronaut pressed the actuation button on the front of the camera.

NASA transferred this bag to the Museum with other Apollo 11 equipment in 1970.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA


Country of Origin

United States of America


  • HAZMAT: Nickel-cadmium battery
  • steel


3.81 x 5.08cm (1 1/2in. x 2in.) (Approximate)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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