Apollo Television Camera, a photo from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

"Apollo Television Camera," a photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by reader Jeff Stvan.

An Apollo Command Module television camera on display in the Apollo Treasures Gallery at the Apollo/Saturn V Center at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Cape Canaveral, FL

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  1. I like the language that it "must be exercised" every three months. I myself, with fewer time-sensitive components, can go for somewhat longer.

  2. From a quick look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_TV_camera this type of camera was only used for Apollo 7 and 8's Command Module, and Apollo 11's Lunar Module. 10 FPS of 320 scan lines with 200 line resolution, in only 4.5 pounds!

  3. law says:

    I love the apparent absurdity of the "Class III - Not for flight" sticker. We can strap that sucker to the largest directed-bomb known to man (at the time), light the fuse, and send that sumb*tch to the moon; just don't put it on a 737 bound somewhere more.... terrestrial, as it's too fragile. smile

  4. law says:

    Meh, party-pooper. I like my bombastic and overly-energetic explanation better, myself smile

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