Nikon Goes to Space, Delivers (Inter)Stellar Images

by on July 9, 2010

in Nikon

Late last year, Nikon announced that NASA had acquired 11 Nikon D3s cameras to go along with its stable of 76 D2Xs models.  Well, NASA is putting those D3s and D2Xs cameras to good use – in space.

NASA delivered a D3s model to the International Space Station.  The D3s model in use on the International Space Station is an unmodified, off-the-shelf model and is used primarily for photographing the Earth’s surface, as well as nighttime scenes in space.  The D2Xs cameras have been modified to NASA specification for capturing images during extravehicular activities.

More great images from space can be found in Nikon’s press release.

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