New Space Walk Camera
A thermal blanket was designed to protect the camera from the space environment. A unique feature is the way that the shutter release switch was designed into the thermal blanket. A metal snap was placed over the shutter release switch allowing an astronaut to depress the switch by pressing on the metal snap.
thermal blanket also has a lens cover which helps keep the camera within
operational temperatures. In addition to protecting the camera, the
lens cover will also reduce bad exposures. The camera will not take
a picture unless it is focused on something and can not focus while
the lens cover is in place.