Western US Wildfire View from Space

NASA satellites and astronauts are capturing some compelling images from space that show just how massive the wildfires in the western US have become. [click to continue…]

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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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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. [click to continue…]

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