Insulated thermal blanket designed to protect the Nikon F3 camera used during EVAs by Space Shuttle astronauts, measuring approximately 8.5″ x 6″ x 2″, with a parts tag sewn inside: "Camera Cover, 35 MM, P/N 10108-10043-01," and annotated in felt tip, "006." The blanket is designed to wrap around the camera body, and is secured by overlapping Velcro flaps. The front has a small flap-covered hole which allows the camera's remote socket to be accessed. In fine condition. This is an earlier version used from STS-6 to STS-81; the later variation has a small D-ring that offered tethering possibilities—preventing the camera from floating away if dropped. The consignor notes that this Class I flight item was purchased as NASA surplus.
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