Flown Hasselblad film canister launched and carried on board the Salyut-4 spacecraft. MAG-70 canister, numbered PI3263296, measures 3.5 x 3.25 x 3.5 with a Russian label affixed to one side of the housing. This canister was part of the multizonal camera FMS used on the Salyut-4 spacecraft from December 26, 1974 until February 9, 1975 and used by cosmonauts Aleksei Gubarev and Georgi Grechko to film portions of the Earth and the Oceans. Canister was returned to earth on board the Soyuz-17 mission. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity, in Russian, dated June 18, 1997, and translating to: “Canisters attached to this (COA) ‘MAG – A – 24’ # UN 257683 and ‘MAG – 70’ # PI 363296 also marked ‘FMS’ were part of the complex of the aboard photography multizonal apparatuses FMS aboard the spacestation ‘Salyut – 4’ from December 26, 1974 till February 9, 1975. During this work of the first crew of the expedition, consisting of cosmonauts Gubarev and Grechko, the canisters were used for carrying out multizonal photographs of earth and ocean. The canisters with the film were brought to earth by the transport spaceship ‘Soyuz – 17.’” In fine condition. RR Auction COA.
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