NASA Photographer & Astronaut Donald Pettit Shoots In Space

Photography is in my blood, and space has always held a fascination for me. Easy to see then why photographer and NASA astronaut Donald Pettit’s talk about photographing in space held me rapt. No models or art directors, editors, agents or clients, just this one man an his small struggles to capture an environment that not many get to experience.

Watch the vid to learn about his work, his equipment, and a surreal existence aboard the space station for 370 days over 3 trips to space. Couple photos below to whet your palette for the talk…

[Saw this via PetaPixel - and big ups to our friends at Photoshelter for hosting Donald at Luminance 2012 and sharing this content.Check 'em out.]

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Photo by Donald Pettit - NASA

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Photo by Donald Pettit - NASA

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Photo by Donald Pettit - NASA

[Saw this via PetaPixel - and big ups to our friends at Photoshelter for hosting Donald at Luminance 2012 and sharing this content. Check them out.]

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13 Responses to NASA Photographer & Astronaut Donald Pettit Shoots In Space

  1. Jim Shaw November 7, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    I enjoy everything you post but this one was awe inspiring, Thank you for the post. Jim

  2. Cesar Palima November 7, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Tim Roper November 7, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    I think everyone can agree on this one: way cool.

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    Wow, simply outstanding!

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    More than I expected. Very Inspiring.

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  8. Chitra Sivasankar Arunagiri November 10, 2012 at 7:29 am #

    Inspirational and awesome. Thanks for sharing!!!

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