NASA Details the Process of Prepping a Camera for Space Travel

August 2nd, 2011

NASA-Prep.jpgIt’s fascinating to take a look at how
a pro photographer packs for a trip or what a seasoned travel
photographer decides to bring when packing light, but this steps it
up to a whole new level.

The folks over at PopPhoto
caught site of a very cool self
portrait
by astronaut Mike Fossum and they just had to know more.
They asked NASA a few questions and got some very informative
answers back.

For example, the camera used in the
shoot isn’t actually that different from the ones used by everyone
else. NASA says that the D2X that they use is essentially just a
standard camera with a minor firmware modification. Sometimes
cameras have lubricant modifications, but that’s about it.

It’s also interesting to note that much
of the time, a camera can only take one space flight. It’s not the
rough and tumble launch or reentry, but the radiation that damages
the cameras.

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