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The Stratospheric Aerosol Measurement 1 (SAM 1) instrument flew on the 1976 Apollo-Soyuz mission. It served as a proof-of-concept for a series of follow-on scientific instruments that studied the role of small particles (aerosols) over the Earth's polar regions, including those generated by human activity. Such data provided better understanding of the atmosphere as a physical system.

SAM 1 initiated a line of research that helped gather data on and model the ozone hole over the Antarctic. Operated by Apollo-Soyuz astronauts, SAM 1 was returned to Earth and subsequently transferred from NASA to the Museum in 2017.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type INSTRUMENTS-Scientific Manufacturer Langley Research Center Dimensions 3-D (Overall): 22.2 × 19 × 10.8cm (8 3/4 × 7 1/2 × 4 1/4 in.)
Materials HAZMAT: Cadmium
Ferrous Alloy
Non-Magnetic White Metal
Anodized Aluminum
Paint
Possible Phenolic Resin
Copper Alloy
Plastics
Glass
Electrical Components
Paper
Ink
Adhesive
Inventory Number A20181306000 Credit Line Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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