Presentation of Space Camera to National Air Museum

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Presentation of space camera, the first camera to take motion pictures of the earth from an altitude of more than 300 miles, to National Air Museum by General Electric Company at the Air and Space Building, with Secretary Leonard Carmichael, second from left.


  • Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973
  • Hopkins, Philip S
  • National Air Museum (U.S.)
  • General Electric Company
  • National Air and Space Museum


USNM No. 47829A

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 57, Folder 26, Image No. SIA_000095_B57_F26_001

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1961
  • February 28, 1961

Restrictions & Rights

  • No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at
  • No Copyright - United States


  • Cameras
  • Special events


Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F26_001]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;

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