1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space

even awesomer ( for those that have only awesome, cool and humungous in their arsenal of adjectives ) …..

From Ken Rockwell about John Glenn in 1962, in the era of film …

“Glenn was the first American to see a sunrise and sunset from space, and was the first photographer in orbit, having taken along a 35millimeter Minolta purchased from a Cocoa Beach, Florida drugstore.”

“A view of both coasts of Florida taken by Glenn during his space flight using a modified Ansco Autoset 35mm camera with RCN film. NASA photograph”

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