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NASA TESTS AND QUALIFIES THE SPEEDMASTER

1965

1 March

NASA TESTS AND QUALIFIES THE SPEEDMASTER

As part of a rapidly accelerating space program, OMEGA was one of four watch brands invited to submit timepieces for NASA certification. The chronographs were subjected to challenges that were intended to almost test them to destruction. Only one watch survived and was then certified for all manned space missions and Extravehicular Activity (EVA) – the OMEGA Speedmaster.

More than half a century after it was first qualified for space flight, the original Speedmaster Professional is still the only watch certified by NASA, and other international space agencies, for Extravehicular Activity (EVA). OMEGA is proud that the precision and reliability of its Speedmaster watches has played an active role in the rich legacy of space exploration.

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The OMEGA Speedmaster watch certified for NASA's manned missions
A NASA engineer testing a Speedmaster
Gemini Spacecraft laboratories
One of OMEGA's Speedmasters being tested
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