Out-of-this-world photography meets Italian design
For over 60 years Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad has been one of the leading lights in the world of photography. Renowned the world over for their superb quality and technical excellence, Hasselblad cameras have been used by some of the most acclaimed photographers. In 1962 NASA selected them for their space mission.
Those first shots of Earth from outer space: they were taken with a Hasselblad. The Hasselblad 500C, bought from a shop in Houston, was modified by NASA and taken into space, a lighter and stripped down version. Seven years later, as the world gazed in awe at the first moon landings, a specially designed motorised 500L was used to take those first lunar pictures. Incidentally, the 13 cameras they took were all left there - only the films returned home.