Lens, 10mm, Data Acquisition Camera, 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:

This 10mm focal length lens, manufactured by J.A. Maurer, Inc., was used on the data acquisition camera (DAC) placed in the Apollo 11 Command Module during its July 1969 mission. To document different technical procedures during the mission, such as docking and undocking with the lunar module, different lenses were available to the astronauts in order to capture these mission elements. A lens of this type would offer a fairly standard viewing angle of the subject.

NASA transferred this lens to the Museum in 1969.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center.


Country of Origin

United States of America


Metal, glass


Approximate: 6.7 × 7cm (2 5/8 × 2 3/4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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