Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/09/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] john glenn's leica?
From: Marc James Small <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 20:44:32 -0400
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At 07:02 PM 9/20/01 -0500, Christopher Williams wrote:
>The Gemini missions has Leicas on board. The camera was on the first US
>space walk.

Are you certain of this?  Zeiss Ikon trumpeted far and wide the presence of
Contarex cameras on the Gemini flights and used a bunch of the photos in
their adverts of the era, but I cannot recall any reference to any use by
NASA or any of the Astronauts of a Leica.

Glenn's camera was not a Leica:  it was his own camera, a Petri or somesuch.

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