COOPER'S 70MM HASSELBLAD GEMINI 5 FLIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY.
Gemini V (August 21 29, 1965) 70mm Photography Identification, 7 pp, 8½ x 14 inches. Image data from the four flight magazines are listed in a line-column format providing both NASA color and black & white photograph ID's, spacecraft orbit number, time taken in GMT, flight date, and an Earth location description.
Astronauts Cooper and Conrad used a NASA modified Hasselblad 500C camera with an 80mm f 2.8 Zeiss Planar lens. Magazines 1 through 3 were Eastman Kodak Ektachrome MS (S.O. 217) film and Magazine 4 was General Aniline Anscochrome D-50 film. Gemini 5 marked the first time detailed repetitive photographic coverage of the Earth was obtained on a manned space flight due to the mission duration of eight days. The astronauts proved that man could indeed photographically record Earth surface features with important scientific and military applications.
INSCRIBED and SIGNED by GORDON COOPER: "From my files, Gordon Cooper" near the upper right-hand corner of the first sheet.
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