Nikon F5 SLR camera modified for use on Space Shuttle missions, equipped with Kodak DCS 760C digital back. The bottom of the camera body bears a "Class III, Not for Flight" label, and a NASA label on the back reads: "DCS 760, SEZ33113001-301, Serial No. 1027." Tabs of blue Velcro are also affixed to the top and left side. In very good to fine condition, with a label marked "Firmware 3.2.8." Includes a Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70mm f/1:3.3-4.5 lens.
Introduced on board the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2001, this type of camera utilized Kodak's 6.3-megapixel digital back paired with the Nikon F5 camera body already familiar to the astronauts. Well received by NASA, the camera remained in use until 2008.
Provenance: The Spaceflight America Museum and Science Center in Prince Frederick, MD.
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