Film Magazine, Maurer, 16mm, Apollo 11


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:

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 their reentry into Earth's atmosphere. 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

Restrictions & Rights

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


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA


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


Overall: 5 1/2in. x 3 5/8in. x 1in. (13.97 x 9.21 x 2.54cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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