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This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibition station at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.


Manufacturer: Nikon

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Overall: 8 3/16 in. tall x 6 11/16 in. wide x 4 1/2 in. deep, 3.8 lb. (20.8 x 16.99 x 11.43cm, 1.7kg)

Materials: Plastic, metal, fabric strap

Flown on Space Shuttle mission STS-95 (1998) for use by John Glenn and other members of the crew, this was the highest resolution SLR digital camera available on the market at the time. It features a 2036 x 3060 pixel charge coupled device (CCD) imager yielding 6 million pixels resolution for a full 36-bit color image, with a continuous frame capture rate of 12 seconds/per image. An internal microphone permits voice recorded image identification and annotation. The camera can record 250 images per battery charge, and recharge takes one hour. Image storage is on removable PC cards. Images can be displayed and printed immediately on a personal computer and transmitted anywhere in the world by data links or over the Internet. The Nikon N90s camera body accepts standard lenses and accessories. NASA sent this camera to the Museum after the mission.

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center.

Inventory number: A19990149000

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