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Case, Camera, Rocket Borne

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Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

Protective case for a flown 16 mm motion picture camera that was flown aboard an Aerobee-hi rocket on October 5, 1954 and secured wide-field images of weather patterns (Catalogue #19870070000). Painted red to facilitate retrieval after flight. Evidence of rough handling due to violent landing.

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

Credit Line

Donor unknown

Materials

Metal

Dimensions

Overall: 3 in. tall x 4 1/4 in. wide x 7 in. deep (7.6 x 10.8 x 17.8cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Inventory Number

A19870071000

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