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70-mm Hasselblad Synoptic Terrain Photographs

NSSDCA ID: 1966-047A-05

Mission Name: Gemini 9A
Principal Investigator:Dr. Paul D. Lowman, Jr.


An experiment for terrain photography was not scheduled for this flight. From the pictures obtained, however, 160 photographs were usable for gelogic, geographic, and oceanographic studies. The cameras used were (1) a Hasselblad 500-c with a Zeiss planar 80-mm F/2.8 lens, (2) a Hasselblad SWC with a Zeiss biogon 38-mm F/4.5 lens, and (3) a Maurer 70-mm space camera with an xenobar 80-mm F/2.8 lens. Ektachrome MS SO-217 film and haze filters were used with these cameras. These cover the areas of South America, with good photographs of the Andes mountains, North Africa, and the southern United States.

Alternate Names

  • Gemini9A/70-mmHasselbladSynopticTerrainPhotographs

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)


  • Earth Science: Land Surface Processes

Additional Information

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Paul D. Lowman, Jr.Principal InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight
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