The History of the Apollo Hasselblad, the First Camera on the Moon

Wally Schirra already owned this camera and realized it would be ideal for space missions. The rest of the story is a history in pictures.

Astronaut Alan L. Bean walks with a Hasselblad camera attached to his suit while holding a container filled with lunar soil collected during extravehicular activity on the Apollo 12 mission in 1969. NASA

Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong weren’t alone when they first stepped foot on the moon — they had a Hasselblad camera in tow. Here, we look back at the camera that captured some of history’s most iconic images, including our first steps on the moon and one of the best selfies to date.

Source: The History of the Apollo Hasselblad, the First Camera on the Moon | Digital Trends

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