Camera, Data Acquisition, Lunar Rover, 16mm, Apollo, Mockup

Data acquisition cameras like this high fidelity mockup documented technical aspects of missions. Astronauts used a motion picture camera like this, along with its large battery, while exploring the lunar surface on their lunar roving vehicle. The moving images were later viewed back on Earth to determine how well the equipment worked and how mission requirements were accomplished. RCA manufactured this mock-up for NASA.

This camera was transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1976.