Chronograph, Gordon, Gemini 11 and Apollo 12
- Omega Watch Co.
- Richard F. Gordon
- This Omega Speedmaster Chronograph was issued to astronaut Richard Gordon for use during the Apollo 12 mission of November, 1969. It was transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1977.
- The Speedmaster Chronograph was chosen by NASA for the U.S. space program after a series of rigorous tests demonstrated its high level of precision and reliability. Program requirements called for a manual-winding wrist chronograph that was water-proof, shock-proof, anti-magnetic, and able to withstand temperatures ranging from 0 to 200 degrees farenheit and accelerations of 12 g's. The Omega Speedmaster was certified by NASA as the chronograph for the Gemini program in June 1965, and successive purchases were made for both the Apollo and the Skylab/ASTP missions.
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- Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center
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- Case: Stainless steel
- Lens: Hesalite (synthetic crystal)
- Interior mechanism: Brass, stainless steel, jewels
- Approximately: 2 in. long x 1 1/2 in. wide x 1/2 in. deep (1.27 x 5.08 x 3.81cm)
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