Speedlights in Space!

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Did you know that a flash won’t work in a vacuum? Of course you did, you’re all clever like that. But did you ever wonder what the good folks at NASA do when they need the enlightenment of a flash in order to take photos?

Charlie Sorrel just posted a Wired blog piece that answers this very question. And it involves something a bit more involved that a MacGyver’d ziplock bag or some underwater housing.

Check out the Nikon SB-800 in its NASA-made Space Suit.

Check out how NASA packs their camera gear for a trip!