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 short grounding cable bundle was an accessory for the Sony Handycam SteadyShot video camcorder used with the Thermal Enclosure System-Crystal Observation System (TES-COS) to record protein crystal growth experiments on the Space Shuttle. It prevented static electricity and power spikes.
The technical team who developed the TES-COS gave the entire device, including this cable, to the Museum in 2012 when they ceased flying the equipment.
Collection Item Long Description:
Restrictions & Rights
- 3-D: 16.5 × 11.4 × 2.5cm (6 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 1 in.)
- Storage: 20.3 × 17.8 × 5.7cm (8 in. × 7 in. × 2 1/4 in.)