Lens, 250mm, Hasselblad, Shuttle

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This object is on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

Hasselblad cameras and lenses, like this 250mm Carl Zeiss lens in a Hasselblad housing, were staple equipment on U.S. space flights for nearly 50 years. The brand offered NASA high-quality images and the latest in photographic technology. This telephoto lens gave astronauts closer and sharper images of Earth than ever before.

NASA transferred this lens and other camera equipment to the Museum in 2008 when it was no longer needed for spaceflight.