Film Magazine, Hasselblad, 70mm, Apollo 11, Flown

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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:

During the Apollo 11 mission, Magazine U was used in the command module by Michael Collins for black and white photography of the lunar surface during the July 1969 mission. Hasselblad cameras and magazines, selected for their reliability and high quality, were used on all lunar missions. The magazines were easily switched out at any time, allowing crew members change between color and black and white film at a moments notice.

NASA transferred this film magazine to the Museum in 1970.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19791524000

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Manufacturer

Country of Origin

Sweden

Materials

Metal (steel), velcro, duct tape

Dimensions

Overall: 3 1/2 in. tall x 3 1/2 in. wide x 3 1/2 in. deep (8.9 x 8.9 x 8.9cm)

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