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Synoptic Terrain Photographs

NSSDCA ID: 1966-081A-06

Mission Name: Gemini 11
Principal Investigator:Dr. Paul D. Lowman, Jr.


This experiment was designed to obtain high-quality, small-scale color photographs of selected areas of the earth's surface for use in geology, geophysics, geography, and oceanography and for planning photography from manned spacecraft. A Maurer 70-mm camera with a xenotar 80-mm F/2.8 lens and a Hasselblad SWC 70-mm camera with a Zeiss biogon 38-mm F/4.5 lens were used for this and other photographic experiments. The film used was ektachrome MS SO-368. Of the 238 pictures taken, 102 were usable for terrain studies. These cover the areas of North Africa, the Arabian peninsula, South India, Southwest South America, and the Gulf Coast of the United States.

Alternate Names

  • Gemini11/SynopticTerrainPhotographs

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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