It must be tricky to take good shots on the ISS. Exposure must an issue along with the difficultly with keeping steady in zero g. Not to mention what accidentally pointing it at the sun would do to it.
NASA has compiled an impressive album of astronaut Scott Kelly's best images grabbed during his 340-day stay aboard the orbiting outpost, which ended earlier this week when he and fellow One-Year mission participant Mikhail Kornienko returned to terra firma. Here are half a dozen snaps which caught our eye, with Kelly's …
Thursday 3rd March 2016 11:37 GMT 2460 Something
Thursday 3rd March 2016 13:29 GMT Dave 126
Professional gear - the cost of getting 1Kg of cheap camera lens into orbit is the same as 1Kg of professional gear! The retail cost difference is a rounding error.
Onboard the ISS, US use Nikon D4, Russia D3 dSLRs. Sony, Panasonic and Canon cover video duties.
For handheld photography outside the ISS, a modified Nikon D2X is used.
You can often see an arsenal of dSLRs and big lenses fixed (velcro?) to the the walls in interior photographs of the ISS. ThinkPads are also easy to spot.
There was a documentary made with IMAX film onboard the ISS over a decade ago. Because IMAX is chemical film and not a digital format, the film had to be returned to Earth fairly promptly, so that it wouldn't record too many cosmic rays.
Thursday 3rd March 2016 11:39 GMT Graham Marsden
This is me...
... in the Observation Dome.
This is me working on the remote arm.
This is me space walking.
This is that lovely couple from Alpha Centauri.
This is the side of the ISS
This is the front of the ISS
This is the front of the ISS but you can see a bit of the side.
This is the Spanish Inquisition...
Thursday 3rd March 2016 12:39 GMT Anonymous Coward