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Handheld Photography

NSSDCA ID: 1971-063A-01

Mission Name: Apollo 15 Command and Service Module (CSM)
Principal Investigator:Dr. Frederick J. Doyle


The photographic equipment for Apollo 15 included Hasselblad and Maurer cameras that were used (1) to obtain photographs of the transposition, docking, lunar module ejection maneuver, and LM rendezvous sequence from both the command and lunar modules, (2) to obtain photographs of the lunar ground track and of future landing sites, (3) to record the operational activities of the crew, (4) to obtain long-distance earth and lunar photographs for areas of scientific interest, and (5) to obtain photos of lunar surface features and of the activities of the astronauts after their landing on the moon. The camera equipment consisted of one 70-mm Hasselblad electric camera, two Hasselblad data cameras, two 16-mm Maurer data acquisition cameras, and two TV cameras. Various lenses were used with these cameras for specific types of photography.

Alternate Names

  • Apollo15CSM/HandheldPhotography
  • PHOT


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Richard J. Allenby, Jr.General ContactNASA
Mr. A. PattesonGeneral ContactNASA Johnson Space Center
Dr. Frederick J. DoylePrincipal InvestigatorUS Geological Survey
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