Articles tagged "space-photography"

Ten Nikon D5 DSLRs will arrive at the International Space Station tomorrow

NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station will get some new camera gear to play with this week. The first ten Nikon D5 DSLRs to go to space launched yesterday, and are due to arrive at the ISS on Tuesday.

Sony a7S II sends 4K video from the International Space Station to Earth

A Sony a7S II mounted on the outside of the ISS' Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO) for the last seven months has sent back some impressive 4K video and stills.

Video: Cassini's first Grand Finale dive over Saturn

The Cassini spacecraft's Grand Finale is a gold mine for space and photo nerds, and now, NASA's stepped it up with a pretty slick animation.

4K from Space: ISS astronauts shoot 3D movie of planet Earth

Astronauts based on the International Space Station have been working as movie makers to help create a 3D film featuring the planet Earth as viewed from space. A Beautiful Planet was shot in 4K using Canon’s Cinema EOS camera system, and will be shown in IMAX theaters from the end of the month. Read more

Incredible photos of Earth from the European Space Agency

There's no better view of the earth than the one you get from space. The European Space Agency's mission is to 'find out more about Earth, its immediate space environment, our Solar System and the Universe', and as such, every year it produces thousands of high-resolution images of earth from orbit. Click through for a selection of stunning photographs and links to the ESA's website (which, unlike NASA's US government-funded site, is still online). 

The Luminous Landscape sheds some light on Photography in Space

Luminous Landscape has published an interesting article by former NASA captain Alan Poindexter about photography in space. Poindexter commanded the penultimate mission of the space shuttle Discovery in 2010, and had been lead photo/TV crewmember on previous missions. In the article he provides a unique perspective on the challenges of taking photographs in space.