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The First Hasselblad and Zeiss lens in Space


Sold for $275,000!

November 13, 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

RR Auction Gallery | 236 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109



Camera Specifications

Hasselblad 500c (TV 45279)

Carl Zeiss, Planar 1:2.8 f=80mm (Nr2823801)

Film magazine (TV59228)



Hasselblad

The first Hasselblad in Space flown by Wally Schirra on Mercury-Atlas 8

The first Hasselblad in Space, this camera body has been photo confirmed as having been carried into orbit aboard Wally Schirra’s Mercury-Atlas 8 (MA-8) mission and attested to by Gordon Cooper as being used during Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9). The body measures 3 x 3.5 x 3.5 and is serial numbered inside the housing on the camera body, below the shutter, “TV 45279.”



Zeiss lens

The first Zeiss lens in Space, flown by both Wally Schirra on Mercury-Atlas 8 and Gordon Cooper on Mercury-Atlas 9

This Zeiss lens—also the first in Space—is twice-Mercury-flown, confirmed by official NASA photo evidence of pre and post-flight pictures, to have been carried aboard both MA-8 by Schirra and MA-9 by Cooper. The inner rim of the 80 mm lens reads, “Carl Zeiss, Nr2823801, Planar 1:2.8 f=80mm.”



Film Magazine

The film magazine flown on Mercury-Atlas 9 by Gordon Cooper

The attached film magazine, onboard equipment list confirmed as having been flown aboard MA-9 by Gordon Cooper, measures 1.75 x 3.5 x 3.5, and the inner side of the cartridge, obscured when attached to the camera body, is serial numbered, “TV59228, Made in Sweden.” Outside of the magazine exhibits black tape around which is notated in white ink, “C; f16 1/250S Day, f11 1/250S. Sunr. Set.”



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