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Camera, Stereo 35mm, Lunar Surface, Apollo

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This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This Eastman Kodak 35mm camera is the same type as those used to take pairs of close-up photographs of the lunar surface. When the camera’s base was placed on the Moon's surface and the trigger under the handle pulled, the camera would photograph the area beneath its lenses. The resulting photographs would give a three dimensional or stereoscopic effect when placed in a special viewer.

This item was transferred NASA to the Smithsonian in 1971.

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

Eastman Kodak Company

Credit Line

Transferred from the NASA- Manned Spacecraft Center

Materials

  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Velcro
  • Plastic
  • Adhesive
  • Paint
  • Copper plating

Dimensions

3-D: 16.5 × 27.5 × 58cm (6 1/2 × 10 13/16 × 22 13/16 in.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Inventory Number

A19720842000