Film Magazine, Maurer, 16mm, Apollo 11

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

Collection Item Summary:

The Apollo 11 command module "Columbia" was equipped with a Maurer automatic 16mm data acquisition camera (DAC), designed to operate at several speeds while documenting technical aspects of the mission. On this film magazine, the crew recorded some of their activities inside the command and lunar modules. The camera in this case was being held by hand. These films, lacking sound, were analyzed post-flight for engineering studies and became part of the visual record of the mission with clips appearing in historical reviews of the mission's success.

NASA transferred this magazine to the Museum in 1970.

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

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Materials

Anodized aluminum, stainless steel, steel, paint, plastic, brass, synthetic fabric tape, Velcro, adhesive

Dimensions

Overall: 5 3/8in. x 3 5/8in. x 1in. (13.65 x 9.21 x 2.54cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Inventory Number

A19791753000