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Binoculars, Friendship 7

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This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

Astronaut John Glenn Jr. carried these binoculars, manufactured by Hensoldt-Wetzlar, into space during the during the flight of Friendship 7, the first U.S. orbital flight carrying a human on February 20, 1962.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Materials

  • Body: Metal, plastic
  • Lenses: Glass
  • Other: Velcro

Dimensions

3-D: 11 × 7.5 × 4.6cm (4 5/16 × 2 15/16 × 1 13/16 in.)

Country of Origin

Germany

Type

EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A19670199000