Launched late last week, NASA’s final space shuttle mission carried a passenger few in the public knew about: a Panasonic AG-3DA1 professional 3D video camera.

Bigger and more expensive than Panasonic’s consumer grade 3D camcorder, the camera will be used on the International Space Station to document experiments taking place above the Earth, recording the results in full 3D.

No word yet on if NASA has any plans to show the 3D videos later down the track, but many of us stuck on the ground would sure love to see our little green pebble in full HD 3D if we ever got the chance.