Original Moon Landing Tapes Sold to Intern for $218 Could Sell for Millions – Photography Article

[ad_1] In 1976, NASA sold the original tapes of the Apollo 11 moon landing to then-intern Gary George by accident. The tapes were part of a set of 65 boxes of 2-inch videotapes that George bought for the whopping price of $217.77. Those same tapes are scheduled to be auctioned off through Sotheby’s on July 20th with a starting bid of $700,000, and an expected worth of up to $2 Million. It you think this all seems a bit stranger…

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NASA Captures the Galaxy’s Biggest Fireworks Show – Photography Article

[ad_1] As photographers in the US are gearing up to capture photos of 4th of July fireworks, NASA has released a gorgeous “fireworks” photo of its own. It’s a shot of a “the galaxy’s biggest ongoing stellar fireworks show” that started 170 years ago. Eta Carinae is a doomed super-massive star 7,500 light-years away that went through a “Great Eruption” in the 1840s that made it the second-brightest visible star in the sky for over a decade — it was…

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Read Hasselblad’s Moon Landing Press Release from 1969 – Photography Article

[ad_1] 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 press release from 1969. As the original press release explains, the official anniversary of Hasselblad (and man’s) first trip to the lunar surface will…

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How I Shot an ‘Impossible Photo’ of an Apollo Launch in 1967 – Photography Article

[ad_1] They said it couldn’t be done, that I was wasting my time, that it was impossible to take a time exposure photo of a daytime missile launch… in color… directly into a Florida sunrise… from ten miles away. If anybody would know, Arch Smith would. Arch had first conceived the idea of making a time exposure of a daytime missile launch during the Gemini program. He ran the photo department at Martin Marietta’s Canaveral Division, and he happened to…

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This Volcano Eruption Was Shot from Space with a Nikon D5 – Photography Article

[ad_1] The Raikoke Volcano on Russia’s Kuril Islands erupted this past weekend, sending a massive plume of ash and gas 8 miles (13km) into the sky from the 2,300-foot-wide (700m) crater. An astronaut onboard the International Space Station managed to capture a beautiful photo of the plume as the station orbited by 250 miles (402km) overhead. “On the morning of June 22, astronauts shot a photograph of the volcanic plume rising in a narrow column and then spreading out in…

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NASA’s Starshade is a Flag for Blocking Starlight in Space Photo Shoots – Photography Article

[ad_1] Photographers use tools called flags to block and control light. NASA has detailed a new technology called a starshade that’s essentially a gigantic flag in space for doing photo shoots with space telescopes. “Although starshades have never flown in space, they hold the potential to enable groundbreaking observations of planets beyond our solar system, including pictures of planets as small as Earth,” NASA writes. A starshade mission would involve two spacecraft working together with extreme precision. One would be…

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This is an Asteroid Photographed from 0.4 Miles Away – Photography Article

[ad_1] After photographing Earth and the Moon from 71 million miles away back in January, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is back again with a new photo of its target asteroid, Bennu, shot from an incredibly close distance of just 0.4 miles (690m) away. OSIRIS-REx captured the shot with NavCam 1 (one of its 3 navigation cameras) on June 13th after executing its second orbital insertion maneuver around the asteroid, which measures about 0.306 miles across (492m) on average. “From the spacecraft’s…

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NASA Finds ‘Star Trek’ Starfleet Logo on Mars – Photography Article

[ad_1] NASA has announced an unusual new discovery: the iconic Star Trek Starfleet logo has been found on the surface of Mars. The insignia was captured by the agency’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter that’s orbiting the red planet, and the MRO HiRISE (High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera team at the University of Arizona explains that the curious chevron shapes are footprints of old sand dunes: These curious chevron shapes in southeast Hellas Planitia are the result of a complex story of…

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13 of the Most Popular Photos in NASA’s Archive – Photography Article

[ad_1] 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. #1. Earth “Behold one of the more detailed images of the Earth yet created. This Blue Marble Earth montage shown above — created from photographs taken by the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on board the new Suomi NPP…

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NASA Will Let You Shoot Photos on the ISS, But You’ll Need $50 Million – Photography Article

[ad_1] Astronauts have dazzled the world in recent years with photos and videos shot from the International Space Station. If you’ve always dreamed of visiting the ISS and shooting from low Earth orbit yourself, there will soon be a way — you’ll just need very deep pockets. NASA just announced today that it’s opening the International Space Station to both tourists and commercial activities “so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving commercial economy in low-Earth orbit.” NASA…

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Capturing the bigger picture with time-lapse – Time.Lapse Photography Article

[ad_1] Time-lapse is often applied to lend a broader perspective on developments of significant size and scale. A camera system securely fixed atop buildings, cranes or artificial solutions, yields an ideal view of overall progress to be photographed at regular intervals. This results in a professionally produced edited sequence, which provides a compelling document of extensive, long-term works from and across various contexts. The bigger picture: time-lapse construction Major contractors are among industry bodies who benefit considerably from time-lapse photography.…

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