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Atda Alligator tether with Gemini 9 for space stroll

type C photograph
39.0 × 48.3 cm (image and sheet)
printed in silver (in image) on paper label l.l.: HASSELBLAD
printed on paper label on support reverse u.l.: 4 / The crew on Gemini 9 consisted of astronaut Thomas P. / Stafford and Eugene Cernan. As usual, they had with them / a Hasselblad 500C with Zeiss Planar 80 and Compur shutter / among the capsule's camera equipment which, this time, / also included a wide-angle Hasselblad SWC with Zeiss / Biogon f.4.5/38mm lens to be used by Cernan during his / planned 129-minute celestial stroll. The photo shows the / Atda or "Alligator" which would not let go of the satellite.
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Photimport, 1971
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Bowness Family Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display