Space, the final frontier for expensive camera gear. Most photographers won’t get the chance to journey to outer space for a shoot, but that doesn’t mean some of Earth’s most popular cameras won’t get the opportunity to make that trip of a lifetime. In a surprise move, the American space agency NASA placed an amazingly large order for camera gear back in August. NASA placing one of the largest orders for camera gear in the agency’s history is a move that by itself would normally raise eyebrows, but this time the agency not only shocked with the dollar amount of photography equipment purchased, but also the manufacturer chosen – Japanese optics giant and photography powerhouse Nikon. NASA placed an order for 53 Nikon D5’s and many speculated that the space agency was replacing the on-station gear all in one order.