Apollo optics system, 1969-1972.

Apollo optics system, 1969-1972.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm


Optics system for nagivation consisting of an optical unit asembly, a sextant mirror housing, a sextant mirror eyepiece, a scanning telescope mirror housing and a scanning telescope eyepiece. Between July 1969 and 1972, six Apollo misions landed astronauts on the lunar surface, carrying out a variety of experiments concerning the Moon's composition and surface conditions, and gathering samples to bring back to Earth.

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