List of NASA cameras on spacecraft

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Astronaut with Nikon F4 HERCULES
Reflected in the visor is the camera used for this astronaut "selfie"
Here is an astronaut holding a camera while on EVA (Space-walk)

NASA has operated several cameras on spacecraft over the course of its history.

Apollo Program[edit]


Personal camera equipment:[1]

  • Television camera
  • 16 mm film video camera
  • 35 mm film camera
  • 70 mm film camera

Space Shuttle program[edit]

Lunar missions[edit]

The camera used two lenses to simultaneously expose a wide-angle and a high-resolution image on the same film. The wide-angle, medium resolution mode used an 80 mm F 2.8 Xenotar lens manufactured by Schneider Kreuznach, Germany. The high-resolution mode used a 610 mm F 5.6 Panoramic lens manufactured by the Pacific Optical Company. The film was developed on-orbit, and then scanned by a photomultiplier for transmission to Earth.

Other missions[edit]


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  2. ^ Madrigal, Alexis (14 July 2011). "NASA's Rocket Booster Cam Video". The Atlantic. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 

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