Astronaut Don Pettit in Space With Lots of Nikon DSLRs

by on June 26, 2012

in Nikon

Check out astronaut Don Pettit and his big collection of Nikon DSLRs and lenses.  NASA has been big on Nikon for several years, ordering 11 Nikon D3s bodies a couple of years ago and 76 Nikon D2Xs bodies before that.

The cameras are modified to withstand the rigors of photography in space – including capturing extravehicular activities with the Nikon D2Xs based on the last word we had from Nikon.

I wonder when they will get the new D4 or D800 on board the International Space Station?

[NASA via OnOrbit via PetaPixel]

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{ 2 comments }

1 richard June 29, 2012 at 2:57 am

Where do they get that kind of money from…TAXPAYERS I bet

2 kdsand June 29, 2012 at 3:27 am

Richard get a grip or take a chill pill.

That’s a lot of gear! I bet each camera has dedicated use.

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