Bottle, Carbon Dioxide, Maurer Camera, Gemini


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 CO2 bottle fits into a small slot on the magazines used with the Maurer 70mm cameras used on the last four flights of the Gemini program. The purpose of the CO2 cartridge was to release gas to press the film against the plate at the focal plane to eliminate any curl of the film at the moment of exposure.

NASA transferred this CO2 bottle to the Museum in 1971.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA


Aluminum, Brass, Synthetic Rubber, Adhesive


Overall: 3 1/4 x 3/4 x 13/16 in. (8.3 x 1.9 x 2.1cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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