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Hasselblad moon camera auctioning for out of this world price

 
Westlicht Gallery

Plenty of people love their cameras, but not many can say that they own one that's truly out of this world. Here's a chance to change that.

Time reports that a Hasselblad 500 EL, one of the few cameras to make it to the moon and back, is up for auction. (And no, it's not the same thing as the Hasselblad...

“Space Oddity” astronaut Chris Hadfield talks photography


 
 

Last summer, Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield shot to worldwide fame as the man who out-Bowied David Bowie. Hadfield's recording of Bowie's classic Space Oddity, recorded on the International Space Station (and shown below), was an overnight YouTube hit. It's gone on to pull in a fifth more views in just the...

Smithsonian’s “Suited for Space” exhibit features fantastic X-ray photos of spacesuits

 
Photo: Mark Avino, Smithsonian Institution

For an astronaut, all that stands between them and the void of space is their suit, a small barrier that offers protection whenever leaving the ship. But for those of us on the ground, we're lucky to even get a look at a real space suit, and probably have no idea of what they look...

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to help launch luxury Hasselblad Lunar camera on May 30th

 
 

Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin will help launch Hasselblad's latest camera, the Lunar, at a special event in New York City on May 30, 2013. The luxurious Lunar was announced at photokina in Germany last year and was initially pegged for a Spring 2013 release. While there was some talk about the launch date for the Lunar...