HAMBURG (Olympus PR) , 26th February 2009 - To celebrate ninety years of operation, Olympus is giving itself a gift: the Olympus Space Project. For this occasion, Dr Koichi Wakata, a Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA*) astronaut, will use the ultra reliable Olympus E-3 D-SLR and ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses to snap the Earth from outer space.
Pictures taken from the Kibo, the Japanese experimental module within the International Space Station (ISS), will then be posted on Olympus’ web sites and shown at photo exhibitions. Such amazing pictures of our blue planet are a testament to the value that Olympus places on the environment. The next launch of Space Shuttle Discovery will carry Dr Wakata and his E-3 to the ISS.