Cap, Lens, 50mm, Gemini 4

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Cap, Lens, 50mm, Gemini 4

Collection Item Summary:

This is the cap to a Zeiss lens used on the Contarex camera Ed White operated during his spacewalk on Gemini IV. The flown camera, considered U.S. Air Force property at the time of the flight, is in the collection of the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. The camera and lens, attached to White's hand-held maneuvering unit when he performed the first spacewalk by an American, captured images looking back towards the spacecraft and mission commander James McDivitt.

NASA transferred this lens cap to the Museum in 1989.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19890672001

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Manufacturer

Country of Origin

Germany

Materials

Plastic

Dimensions

Other: 1 15/16 in. diameter

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

EQUIPMENT-Photographic