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In honor of the passing of astronaut Neil Armstrong yesterday, the first man to set foot on the moon, we would like to share with everyone a look at the storied history of Hasselblad cameras in space, and how the camera manufactor designed and crafted custom cameras specifically for space exploration and lunar photos.

Hasselblad has devoted a full section of their website to the history of their cameras in space exploration, with details of each camera, a look at the missions, and the evolutions of the cameras from mission to mission.

As a bonus, Hasselblad has released the actual “Astronauts Photography Manual” for download as a PDF file!