Nikon F3 SLR space camera HP “NASA” flat finder, 1985

 Nikon F3 SLR space camera HP “NASA” flat finder, 1985

Very rare original NASA camera with many special features, produced for Space shuttle Challenger and Columbia missions, the camera has special motor drive with connection to the Intervalometer, counter to 72 frames, typical NASA inventory numbers and stickers, battery pack S/N 1022, flat 'finder' engraved with NASA numbers P/N SED33101585-008 S/N 1013 (camera flew on STS-28 (Space Shuttle Columbia Mission on August 8th 1989) and on STS-50 (Space Shuttle Columbia Mission on June 25th 1992), with the very first and very rare black anodised Nikkor-S Auto 1.2/55mm no.800001 with NASA numbers P/N SEB33100009-301 S/N 1001 with matching rear and front cap, rear cap marked inside: P/N SED33101579-003 S/N 1001 (in total only 18 of these lenses were produced for NASA), Nikon Intervalometer MT-2 with NASA numbers P/N SED33102500-302 S/N 5001 with matching cable, NASA inventory stickers and flight records (flew on STS 46 Space Shuttle Atlantis Mission on July 31st, 1992), STS-56 (Space Shuttle Discovery Mission on April 8th, 1993), STS-51 (Space Shuttle Discovery Mission on September 12th, 1993), STS-73 (Space Shuttle Columbia Mission on October 20th, 1995)and STS-76 (Space Shuttle Atlantis Mission on March 22nd 1996), HP finder with NASA numbers P/N SED 33101585-007 S/N 1028, data back with NASA numbers P/N SED33101588-302 S/N 1013 with inventory stickers, cable release with inventory sticker NASA numbers P/N SED3102473-301 S/N 5001 and flight records (flew on STS 46 Space Shuttle Atlantis Mission on July 31st,1992), STS-56 (Space Shuttle Discovery Mission on April 8th,1993), STS-51 (Space Shuttle Discovery Mission on September 12th,1993), STS-73 (Space Shuttle Columbia Mission on October 20th,1995), STS-72 (Space Shuttle Endeavour Mission on January 11th,1996), STS-83 (Space Shuttle Columbia Mission on April 4th,1997) and STS-89 (Space Shuttle Endeavour Mission on January 23rd,1998).

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