LAS VEGAS, 11 April 2011. Panasonic Solutions Company’s AG-3DA1 full HD 3D camcorder is headed to space to document the International Space Station on the NASA Space Shuttle’s final mission. Panasonic is providing NASA with AG-3DA1 3D camcorders, BT-3DL2550 25.5-inch 3D LCD monitors, and ruggedizedToughbook laptop computers to document the training and preparation leading up to the June 28 launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station. Testing and training for the launch are now taking place at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
NASA astronauts will use the lightweight 3DA1 to document the International Space Station in 3D. While at the International Space Station, the astronauts will conduct a number of scientific missions that they will capture with the 3DA1.
“Panasonic is delighted that the 3DA1 3D camcorder is playing a vital role in documenting the NASA mission,” says John Baisley, executive vice president, Panasonic Solutions Company. “Human spaceflight is about the discovery of new things and places. The amazing 3D images that the 3DA1 produces may allow a new and unique view of the exploration of space for many applications.”