Fairchild Lunar Mapping Camera System Scrapbook [Hutchins]
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0048
Creators:
Hutchins, Albert G.
Dates:
1966-1972
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.51 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
This collection consists of a brown 11.5 by 12 by 3 inch scrapbook entitled, " Apollo 15, 16, 17." The scrapbook documents the Fairchild Space and Defense System (FSDS) Lunar Mapping Camera, and the role of Albert G. Hutchins, program director of the FSDS's Lunar Mapping Camera Systems.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a brown 11.5 by 12 by 3 inch scrapbook entitled, " Apollo 15, 16, 17." The scrapbook documents the Fairchild Space and Defense System (FSDS) Lunar Mapping Camera, and the role of Albert G. Hutchins, program director of the FSDS's Lunar Mapping Camera Systems. The following types of material are included: newspaper articles; articles from the FSDS newsletter,
FOCUS
; photographs of the camera; general NASA photographs; Fairchild lunar photographs; patches; philately; brochures; and a 1966 volvelle, "Star and Satellite Pathfinder."

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Fairchild Space and Defense Systems (FSDS), a division of Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation produced for NASA a Lunar Mapping Camera System that produced high resolution metric photographs of the Moon's surface. The system consisted of two precisely oriented frame cameras mounted in the forward portion of the Apollo Scientific Instrument Module for the Apollo 15, 16, and 17 missions. It was remotely operated by the Command Module pilot during lunar orbit, and was deployed from the Apollo spacecraft when ready for use. Upon completion of the photographic mission, the camera was retracted and an astronaut performed an EVA to retrieve the film record container. The resulting photography was processed on the ground and provided scientific information of selenodesy as well as data on landing site analysis and topographic map compilation. Albert G. Hutchins was the program director of the FSDS's Lunar Mapping Camera Systems, working at FSDS from 1957 until 1975.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described by Patti Williams in 2016, encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd in 2019.
Author
Patricia Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Linda Hutchins, Gift, 2015, NASM.2015.0048

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Preferred Citation
Fairchild Lunar Mapping Camera System Scrapbook [Hutchins], NASM.2015.0048, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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