Artifacts

U-2 Film Canister

Artifact Details

Even though the U-2 aircraft could fly at heights of 70,000 feet, its camera lenses were powerful enough to capture high definition images of the ground below.

Original canister of U-2 film from one of the first flyovers of Russia on 5 July 1956. U-2 cameras had the finest lenses in the world and could see objects on the ground just two feet across from an altitude of more than 12 miles.

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