Handling Fixture, Photo Subsystem, Lunar Orbiter


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:

These parts constitute the handling fixture for the Lunar Orbiter engineering model's photo subsystem. These custom made parts were used to handle and move the photo subsystem during testing at the Boeing Company.

Boeing requested that NASA transfer the handling fixture to the Museum in 1968.

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


  • HAZMAT: Cadmium Plating
  • Aluminum, Brass, Rubber (Silicone), Glass, plastic, teflon, Steel, paper


Approximate (crate): 60.96 x 132.08 x 95.25cm (2ft x 4ft 4in. x 3ft 1 1/2in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Parts & Structural Components

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