Controller, GAS (Getaway Special) Payload System, IMAX

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

NASA flew a remotely-controlled IMAX camera from the payload bay of the space shuttle to film exterior elements for four films. From aft flight deck, astronauts used this controller to activate and operate the small Getaway Special unit attached to the ICBC (IMAX Cargo Bay Camera) to film the deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope during STS-31 in 1990 amongst other events.

Transferred from NASA in 2012.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Manufacturer

Subcontractor

Loral Data Systems

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Johnson Space Center

Materials

  • Aluminum
  • Plastic
  • Copper Alloy
  • Natural Fiber
  • Paper
  • Adhesive
  • Paint
  • Velcro

Dimensions

  • Overall: 3.5 x 7.6 x 18.4cm (1 3/8 x 3 x 7 1/4 in.)
  • Other (cord): 236.2cm (93 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Inventory Number

A20181694000