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 pouch held the camera for the S-11 scientific experiment, Airglow Horizon Photography, Principal Investigator Martin J. Kooman, Naval Research Laboratory. This experiment was also carried on Geminis IX-A and XI. Commanded by Jim Lovell and piloted by Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Gemini XII was launched on November 11, 1966, for a 4-day, 59-orbit mission. Highlights included 3 extra-vehicular activities (EVAs) by Aldrin, 5 hours 30 minutes total. Aldrin made extensive use of handholds and footholds to prevent unwanted movement during his tasks, and his techniques were an important milestone toward effective astronaut use of EVA.
NASA transferred the Gemini XII spacecraft to the Smithsonian in 1968.