Camera, Data Acquisition, Command Module, 16mm, Apollo 8 and 9

This 16mm Data Acquisition Camera (DAC) was manufactured by J. A. Maurer Company for the Apollo program. DACs were used in both the command and lunar modules during the program, and this unit was tested on the first circumlunar mission (Apollo 8) and again on the first test of the lunar module (Apollo 9). This command module version, lacking a window mount found in the lunar module versions, was used to gather information during technical procedures such as undocking and redocking the lunar module (only for Apollo 9).

This camera was transferred to the Museum from NASA in 1977.