Camera, Stereo 35mm, Lunar Surface, Apollo


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 Eastman Kodak 35mm camera is the same type as those used to take pairs of close-up photographs of the lunar surface. When the camera’s base was placed on the Moon's surface and the trigger under the handle pulled, the camera would photograph the area beneath its lenses. The resulting photographs would give a three dimensional or stereoscopic effect when placed in a special viewer.

This item was transferred NASA to the Smithsonian in 1971.

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 the NASA- Manned Spacecraft Center


  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Velcro
  • Plastic
  • Adhesive
  • Paint
  • Copper plating


3-D: 16.5 × 27.5 × 58cm (6 1/2 × 10 13/16 × 22 13/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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