The first Hasselblad camera to travel into space sold last week at auction for an astronomical $275,000.
The first Hasselblad in space, and now sold for a cool $275K
The 500c and 80mm Zeiss lens accompanied Walter M Schirra on the Mercury MA-8 mission in October 1962. Fellow astronaut Gordon Cooper carried it aloft in May 1963 on Mercury MA-9.
An image captured by Schirra during Mercury MA-8
The Swedish snapper features a modified body, added aiming device and 100-exposure film container. It came under the hammer as part of the ongoing Space and Aviation Auction at RR Auction Gallery in Boston. ®
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