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MrSpace86
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posted 04-15-2014 04:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrSpace86   Click Here to Email MrSpace86     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was at the Kansas Cosmosphere this past weekend and they had complete Hasselblad cameras that had flown and also components to cameras from all the Apollo missions.

In light of this discussion, are those legitimate too?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-15-2014 04:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, the cameras the Cosmosphere displays are as described.

The collection includes Alan Shepard's Apollo 14 lunar surface-used Hasselblad.

MrSpace86
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posted 04-15-2014 07:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrSpace86   Click Here to Email MrSpace86     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh awesome. Thanks Robert. It was mentioned in the auction for the Apollo 15 camera that:
The offered camera no.1038 was one of 14 cameras used on the moon during the APOLLO missions 11-17... The other 13 cameras were left on the moon.
...so I was perplexed (I don't think the Cosmosphere would lie to me).

The film magazine display that is directly in front of the photo Robert posted is amazing. I might post photos of it later.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-15-2014 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In addition to Irwin's and Shepard's, Scott's and Cernan's Hasselblad EDCs were also returned to Earth.

Only Shepard's however, has been authoritatively identified in recent years (at the Cosmosphere). The disposition of Scott's and Cernan's HEDCs is unknown, and it is not clear if the camera sold at WestLicht was indeed Irwin's.

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