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The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

(NASA Crew Earth Observations)

"We catch a glimpse of a huge swirl of clouds out the window over the middle of the Pacific Ocean, or the boot of Italy jutting down into the Mediterranean, or the brilliant blue coral reefs of the Caribbean strutting their beauty before the stars. And...we experienced those uniquely human qualities: awe, curiosity, wonder, joy, amazement." (Russell L. Schweickart, Apollo Astronaut ("The Home Planet")

Photographing the Earth from the International Space Station

Cameras Used on the ISS and Shuttle Missions by NASA Astronauts to Photograph Earth

Kodak Professional DCS 660 Electronic Still Camera (Digital Camera)


  • ISO Range: 80 to 200
  • Battery life of up to 100 shots or unlimited number with AC adapter
  • Bit depth: 36-bit color (12 bits per color) original capture
  • Burst rate: 1 f/sec, min. 3 frames buffered before PC Card write
  • Image size: 3040 x 2008 pixels
  • Size: 7.6 in. (194 mm) tall, 6.2 in. (158 mm) wide, 3.4 in. (88 mm) deep
  • Weight: 3.49 lbs. (1.58 kg) without lens
  • Conforms to FCC Class B, CE Mark
  • Class B Declaration, VCCI Class 2 Certified
Kodak Professional DCS 660 Electronic Still Camera

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