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Complete Maurer Camera Photography on 16-mm Color Film


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1972-12-07 to 1972-12-19


This data set consists of two reels (2200 ft) of 16-mm color photography from the Apollo 17 mission. There are 12 magazines of photographs. The coverage includes (1) docking near earth after blast-off, instruments, and experiments, e.g., fluid flow after injection of a fluid, other cabin shots demonstrating zero-g effects and astronaut activities, and crescent earth from the moon magnified by use of various lenses, (2) undocking of lunar module (LM) from command module (CM), lunar surface from orbit, command module (CM) -- service module (SM) from lunar surface, including the landing site, lunar landing, ground from the LM, and package deployment, and (3) lift-off from the moon, the surface during ascent, transearth coast (TEC) -- extravehicular activity (EVA) and reentry to earth. The cabin scenes will be deleted when magazines are spliced together in chronological order and will be deposited at the Technology Applications Center (TAC). The quality is generally excellent although some flare, over or under exposures, and uncontrolled camera sequences occur. Color fidelity seems to be very good.

Alternate Names

  • Photos Color 'B' Wind M Pos 16-mm


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics


  • 72-096A-05A

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