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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

Manufacturer

Naval Research Laboratory

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)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Inventory Number

A19870071000

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