Astronaut Walter Schirra Hand Picked the Hasselblad 500c for Moon Pics

Few pictures in history can strike up as much emotion, and pure awe as those of our closest neighboring celestial body, the Moon. After John Glenn spent $40 on an Ansco Autoset camera to capture images of our first orbit around the Earth, Walter Schirra (the third man to orbit the Earth), knew that something much better would be needed to capture images from our travels away from Earth.

Read Hasselblads Moon Landing Press Release from 1969

This month, Hasselblad is celebrating the 50th anniversary of becoming “the first camera on the moon.” And in addition to sharing some beautiful photos taken of and with the iconic Hasselblad Data Camera (HDC) and Hasselblad Electric Camera (HEC) used on the moon, they also shared a bit of fascinating history: their original moon landing […]

This Dreamy Holga Photo Was Shot from the Stratosphere

Crude and low-tech as it is, the Holga remains one of the most popular cameras for nostalgic and even quirky film photography projects. But one project took it several notches higher by taking it way out into the stratosphere.

This Astronaut Shot Racetracks from Space with a Nikon DSLR

NASA astronaut Drew Feustel grew up in Detroit and is an avid car and racing enthusiast. So much so that while commanding the International Space Station in 2018, Feustel photographed racetracks from space with a Nikon DSLR before watching the race itself in his free time.

This Photo Shows the Dark Side of the Moon and Earth in the Same Shot

A Chinese satellite currently orbiting the moon has captured a beautiful photo showing both the far side (AKA dark side) of the Moon as well as planet Earth in the background. The Dwingeloo Radio Observatory in the Netherlands reports that the photo was captured by China’s Longjiang-2 satellite on February 3rd, 2019. This photo of […]

Interview: NASA Astronaut Randy Bresnik on Photography from the ISS

Astronaut photographers on the International Space Station have dazzled us for years with eye-popping photos and videos shot from orbit. To learn more behind-the-scenes details of photography on the space station, photographer Jared Polin interviewed NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik.

Adam Jesionkiewiczs Astrophotography Captures Beautiful Nebulas

If you think astrophotography is all about photographing the star trails and the Milky Way at night, you're definitely mistaken. One look at the breath-taking photos snapped by Warsaw-basedAdam Jesionkiewicz will tell you that this highly specialized type of photography is capable of creating images that are literally out of this world.

The Nikon Cameras Used by NASA

I recently attended Nikon’s first-ever Fan Meeting event in Japan and one of the interesting things I was able to see and learn there was Nikon’s history of equipment being used by NASA in space.

The First Permanent Photo Exhibition in Space

Dr. Hersh Chadha is a photographer whose work is literally out of this world.  Thanks to a collaboration with printing house Duggal Visual Solutions, Chadha’s work is now whizzing around the Earth on the International Space Station in a permanent photography exhibition.

This Photo Shows Earth Framed by the Rings of Saturn

NASA just published this remarkable photo captured by its Cassini spacecraft on April 12th, 2017. Shot from 870 million miles (1. 4 billion kilometers) away, it shows Earth as a bright dot framed by Saturn’s icy rings.

Here are Satellite Photos of California in 2014 and 2017

After years of serious drought, California appears to be on the road to recovery. The state experienced its driest years on record between 2011 and 2014, but rains and snow have brought new life to the region since then, and this can be seen in NASA’s satellite photos. The photos above were captured by NASA […]

These 11 Images from NASA Were Shot on Kodak Ektachome

With the very recent announcement of Kodak Ektachrome coming back to the market, there are folks saying that Ektachrome wasn't anything so special. Sure, it wasn't Kodachrome--but Ektachrome was capable of producing really, truly fantastic photos.

13 of the Most Popular Photos in NASAs Archive

NASA revamped its Image and Video Library website in 2017 to make a massive trove of free imagery available to the public in high resolution. Here’s a look at 20 of the most popular shots in NASA’s photo collection.

NASA Just Ordered 53 Nikon D5 DSLRs

NASA just placed a hefty order for 53 unmodified Nikon D5 DSLRs. The cameras currently cost about $6,500 each, so if NASA paid full retail price for each camera, they just spent at least $344,500 on this purchase.

NASA Just Shot the Closest-Ever Photos of Jupiters Great Red Spot

Jupiter’s “Great Red Spot” (or G.R.S.) is a giant storm on the gas planet that has possibly existed for at least 350 years. NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew just 5,600 miles above the storm on Monday, snapping new photos that give us a beautiful view of this famous feature. The distance between Juno and Jupiter is […]

Curiosity Rover Captures Two Solar Eclipses on Mars

Photographers have captured many awe-inspiring photos of solar eclipses in recent years. But Earth isn’t the only planet photos are being shot from: NASA’s Curiosity rover has captured some beautiful solar eclipse photos over the past few weeks from the surface of Mars.

Who Shot the Iconic Apollo 8 Earthrise Photo?

Apollo 8 was the first manned mission to leave Earth’s orbit, orbit the Moon, and return to Earth. Since it wasn’t a moon landing, though, it tends to not be as celebrated as other manned moon missions.

This 360 Video Shows the DSLR Wall on the ISS

This video by RT, titled “Space 360,” is the first-ever interactive 360-degree video shot on the International Space Station. It’s also of special interest for photography enthusiasts: it shows the inside of the service module, where the astronauts’ Nikon DSLR cameras and lenses are stored on the walls. The video was filmed by Russian cosmonaut […]