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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] john glenn's leica?
From: "Christopher Williams" <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 21:11:04 -0500
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There is a famous NASA photo from the Gemini mission where one
astronaut(will find the names later) took a photo of the astronaut doing the
space walk. The one doing the space walk has a modified Leica. They even had
the same camera for the HBO series "From Earth to the Moon". If I'm wrong,
I'll blame it on the Guinness.

Chris Williams

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From: "Marc James Small" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 7:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] john glenn's leica?

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.

Marc  FAX:  +540/343-7315
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