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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Remember the above cool time lapse video from the International Space Station.  NASA has now given us a behind the scenes look from the ISS.

Astronaut Mike Fossum talks us through his thoughts on photography from space and how the Nikon D3 (NASA is a big fan of Nikon) allows them to take incredible images at night.  Check it out in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Astronaut’s Photography Manual

by on September 26, 2011

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NASA Astronaut's Photography Manual

The NASA Astronaut’s Photography Manual is a concise 40 page manual that covers all you need to know for your next vacation on the Moon.  [click to continue…]

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Universe Today has selected a great highlight reel of images from space shuttle Discovery’s final mission.  As you can see from the EXIF details below, NASA is making good use of all those Nikon D2Xs and D3s cameras that it purchased.

[NASA via Universe Today - image credit: NASA]

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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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