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Camera, Rocket Borne

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This object is on display in the Rockets and Missiles exhibition at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

This 16 mm motion picture camera was flown aboard an Aerobee-hi rocket on October 5, 1954. The photomosaic assembled from pictures taken on that flight was reported to be the first high altitude color picture of a major weather front. This is one of the two cameras on the flight responsible for the mosaic, and it was transferred to the Museum by the Naval Research Laboratory. The original photomosaic is also in the collection (A19620042).

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

Naval Research Laboratory

Credit Line

Donor unknown

Materials

Various metals, glass optics

Dimensions

Overall: 6 3/4 in. tall x 3 1/2 in. wide x 2 1/2 in. deep (17.1 x 8.9 x 6.4cm)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Inventory Number

A19870070000

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