1966 | Gemini 10

A camera in trouble

Beginning with Gemini 4, ZEISS cameras and lenses became part of the astronauts’ standard on-board equipment, helping to document the missions and serve as a basis for analyses.

Only once did one go missing: during Gemini 10, a camera with Biogon 4.5 / 38 slipped from the astronaut’s grasp during a spacewalk -- officially referred to as "extravehicular activity" (EVA) -- as he was attempting to rendezvous with the unmanned Agena spacecraft in orbit. Quite unexpectedly, the camera then became a “satellite” in orbit around the earth.

ZEISS Ikon Contarex Special 35 with ZEISS Planar 2/50

1966 | Gemini 10

A camera in trouble

Beginning with Gemini 4, ZEISS cameras and lenses became part of the astronauts’ standard on-board equipment, helping to document the missions and serve as a basis for analyses.

Only once did one go missing: during Gemini 10, a Hasselblad camera with Hasselblad camera with Biogon 4.5 / 38 slipped from the astronaut’s grasp during a spacewalk -- officially referred to as "extravehicular activity" (EVA) -- as he was attempting to rendezvous with the unmanned Agena spacecraft  in orbit. Quite unexpectedly, the camera then became a “satellite” in orbit around the earth.

ZEISS Ikon Contarex Special 35 with ZEISS Planar 2/50
ZEISS Ikon Contarex Special 35 with ZEISS Planar 2/50