Since the Apollo Program, Nikon has created a number of cameras for space.
Some aspects considered for such a camera include the selecting of special materials that can endure the space environment to the psychological state of astronauts, the constraints of their spacesuits, and so on. On this occasion, some cameras that have actually been to space will be shown and introduced by a Nikon fellow, Tetsuro Goto, who has developed the Nikon Space Camera and can talk about their reliability and operability. We also are happy to introduce the traditional iron kettles of Seiwmon Onishi XVI, who sympathises with the high technology of camera manufacturing and the Nikon philosophy of creation.
> Also held on 4/18 15:00–17:00
Tetsuro Goto – Nikon Fellow/Head of the Imaging Product R & D Laboratory
ONISHI SEIWEMON MUSEUM
Free ＊[Museum admission fee required]
[Program name for reservation]
A Camera that Has Been to Space 4/19
He studied electrical engineering and graduated from Chiba University in 1973. In the same year, he got a job at Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha (present Nikon). He had engaged in development of cameras such as engineering the electric circuit for Nikon F3 in 1980, film single-lens reflex cameras until Nikon F6 (2004), and digital single-lens reflex cameras from Nikon D1 (1999) to D3S (2009).
Since 2004, he has been a member of the executive committee of the company and the development director of the image department. He supervised the entire lineup of the department including popular editions of cameras, interchangeable lenses, compact digital cameras, and applications. After the vice president of the Image company in 2007, he has been in the current position since 2009. His recent works include the planning and development of Nikon Df (2013).
He enjoys driving, squash tennis, and photography.