Not developed or endorsed by NARA or DVIDS. Part of the World's largest public domain source PICRYL.com.

earth from space, nasa

24,161 media by topicpage 1 of 242
AS09-23-3554 - Apollo 9 - Apollo 9 Mission image - Earth Observation - East coast of United States

AS09-23-3554 - Apollo 9 - Apollo 9 Mission image - Earth Observation -...

The original database describes this as: Description: Dark and Oblique Earth Observation taken by the Apollo 9 crew. View is of the east coast of the United States, Virginia, North Carolina, Newport News and P... More

AS09-20-3066 - Apollo 9 - Apollo 9 Mission image - View of the leg on the Lunar Module

AS09-20-3066 - Apollo 9 - Apollo 9 Mission image - View of the leg on ...

The original database describes this as: Description: View of the leg on the Lunar Module taken during an extravehicular activity on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission. The Command and Servi... More

AS09-26C-3762C - Apollo 9 - Apollo 9 Mission image - S0-65 Multispectral Photography - South America

AS09-26C-3762C - Apollo 9 - Apollo 9 Mission image - S0-65 Multispectr...

The original database describes this as: Description: Earth Observation taken by the Apollo 9 crew. View is of clouds,ocean and the mouth of the Amazon River in South America. Latitude was 0.20 N by Longitude ... More

AS09-26B-3760B - Apollo 9 - Apollo 9 Mission image - S0-65 Multispectral Photography - Texas

AS09-26B-3760B - Apollo 9 - Apollo 9 Mission image - S0-65 Multispectr...

The original database describes this as: Description: Earth Observation taken by the Apollo 9 crew. View is of Matagorda Bay in Texas. Latitude was 28.34 N by Longitude 95.18 W, Overlap was 70%, Altitude miles... More

AS09-26C-3820C - Apollo 9 - Apollo 9 Mission image - S0-65 Multispectral Photography - Atlantic Ocean

AS09-26C-3820C - Apollo 9 - Apollo 9 Mission image - S0-65 Multispectr...

The original database describes this as: Description: Earth Observation taken by the Apollo 9 crew. View is of the Atlantic Ocean and Bomex area. Latitude was 24.45 N by Longitude 60.45 W, Overlap was 0%, Alt... More

AS11-36-5299 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Earth limb with clouds

AS11-36-5299 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Earth limb with c...

The original database describes this as: Description: Earth limb with view of Tropical Storm Bernice in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California. Image taken during transluner phase of the Apollo 11 ... More

STS069-703-000A - STS-069 - View of the deployment of the SPARTAN 201

STS069-703-000A - STS-069 - View of the deployment of the SPARTAN 201

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the deployment of the Shuttle Pointed Autonomous Research Tool for Astronomy (SPARTAN) 201 includes the SPARTAN floating away from the remote ma... More

Artist's concept of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program 5D-2 satellite in orbit, with the Earth in the background

Artist's concept of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program 5D-2 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Afsc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

S35-03-026 - STS-035 - Earth observation taken during the STS-35 mission

S35-03-026 - STS-035 - Earth observation taken during the STS-35 missi...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation image taken during the STS-35 mission through window W6 on the aft flight deck of Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Subject Terms: ... More

S39-85-069 - STS-039 - STS-39 AFP-675 CIRRIS-1A in OV-103's payload bay (PLB)

S39-85-069 - STS-039 - STS-39 AFP-675 CIRRIS-1A in OV-103's payload ba...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-39's Air Force Program 675 (AFP-675) Uniformly Redundant Array (URA) and Cryogenic Infrared Radiance Instrumentation for Shuttle 1A (CIRRIS-1A) moun... More

S44-71-011 - STS-044 - STS-44 DSP / IUS spacecraft tilted to predeployment position in OV-104's PLB

S44-71-011 - STS-044 - STS-44 DSP / IUS spacecraft tilted to predeploy...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-44 Defense Support Program (DSP) / Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) spacecraft, with forward airborne support equipment (ASE) payload retention latch actu... More

STS061-98-056 - STS-061 - Astronauts Musgrave and Hoffman during 5th EVA servicing of HST

STS061-98-056 - STS-061 - Astronauts Musgrave and Hoffman during 5th E...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronaut F. Story Musgrave, anchored on the end of the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm, prepares to be elevated to the top of the Hubble Space Tele... More

STS060-112-014 - STS-060 - WSF - Wake Shield Facility 1 (WSF 1) on the end of the RMS arm

STS060-112-014 - STS-060 - WSF - Wake Shield Facility 1 (WSF 1) on the...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Wake Shield Facility 1 (WSF 1) on the end of the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm carried by the Orbiter Discovery during STS-60. The WSF is a sm... More

STS089-361-011 - STS-089 - EarthKAM - Cdr. Wilcutt sets up a camera for EarthKam

STS089-361-011 - STS-089 - EarthKAM - Cdr. Wilcutt sets up a camera fo...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-89 Commander Terrence Wilcutt sets up a camera at an Endeavour flight deck window for EarthKAM. EarthKAM allows students to configure their own payl... More

S71E0077 - STS-071 - Astronaut Thagard and Cosmonaut Strekalov aboard Mir Space Station

S71E0077 - STS-071 - Astronaut Thagard and Cosmonaut Strekalov aboard ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronaut Norman E. Thagard, left, and cosmonaut Gennadiy M. Strekalov watch as an IMAX camera floats near them onboard Russia's Earth-orbiting Space St... More

S89E5398 - STS-089 - DTO 1118 - Survey of the Mir Space Station

S89E5398 - STS-089 - DTO 1118 - Survey of the Mir Space Station

The original finding aid described this as: Description: A survey of the Mir Space Station, viewed from the Orbiter Endeavour during STS-89 (DTO 1118). Subject Terms: STS-89 ENDEAVOUR (ORBITER) MIR SPACE ST... More

STS074-736-014 - STS-074 - View of Mir space station Sofora Truss

STS074-736-014 - STS-074 - View of Mir space station Sofora Truss

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Mir Space Station Sofora Truss attached to the Kvant module near the Highly Directive Communication Antenna. Subject Terms: MIR SPACE STAT... More

STS080-310-014 - STS-080 - Crewmembers photograph the Earth from the shuttle flight deck

STS080-310-014 - STS-080 - Crewmembers photograph the Earth from the s...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-80 Pilot Kent Rominger, Mission Specialist Tom Jones and Mission Specialist Tammy Jernigan turn and smile for the camera. Subject Terms: STS-80,CO... More

S85E5030 - STS-085 - MFD - Robot arm during experiment OPS

S85E5030 - STS-085 - MFD - Robot arm during experiment OPS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) during active operation. MFD robot arm grapples the hinged door panel in preparation to opening; the... More

STS091-707-069 - STS-091 - Survey views of the Mir Space Station during flyaround

STS091-707-069 - STS-091 - Survey views of the Mir Space Station durin...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Survey views of the Mir Space Station during flyaround. Overall views of Mir over the Earth horizon. Subject Terms: STS-91 MIR SPACE STATION SURVEYS D... More

STS088-365-020 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during the fly-around by STS-88

STS088-365-020 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during th...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overview of the International Space Station (ISS) stack in orbit taken during the fly-around by the STS-88 crew. Side view with a cloudy Earth in the ba... More

S49-91-057 - STS-049 - STS-49 INTELSAT VI F-3 after on orbit repair/servicing

S49-91-057 - STS-049 - STS-49 INTELSAT VI F-3 after on orbit repair/se...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The International Telecommunications Organization Satellite (INTELSAT) VI F-3 after its separation from Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105, during STS-... More

STS105-701-033 - STS-105 - Earth observation taken during STS-105 with infrared film

STS105-701-033 - STS-105 - Earth observation taken during STS-105 with...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation view taken during STS-105 with color infrared film. Subject Terms: Color Infrared Photography, Discovery (Orbiter), Earth Observation... More

AS08-14-2506 - Apollo 8 - Apollo 8 Mission image, Moon

AS08-14-2506 - Apollo 8 - Apollo 8 Mission image, Moon

The original database describes this as: Description: Apollo 8,Moon, taken during the Transearth Coast (TEC). Image was taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft at a point above 70 degrees east longitude. Mare Crisi... More

AS08-14-2505 - Apollo 8 - Apollo 8 Mission image, Moon

AS08-14-2505 - Apollo 8 - Apollo 8 Mission image, Moon

The original database describes this as: Description: Apollo 8,Moon,taken during the Transearth Coast (TEC). Image taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft at a point above 70 degrees east longitude. Mare Crisium, ... More

AS16-131-20120 - Apollo 16 - Apollo 16 Mission Image - Ultraviolet view of the Earth, 3750A.

AS16-131-20120 - Apollo 16 - Apollo 16 Mission Image - Ultraviolet vie...

The original database describes this as: Description: Ultraviolet view of the Earth,3750A. Image was taken during Translunar Coast (TLC) of the Apollo 16 mission. Original film magazine was labeled 00,filmtype... More

S121E06040 - STS-121 - Fossum and Sellers on the OBSS during EVA1 on STS-121 / Expedition 13 joint operations

S121E06040 - STS-121 - Fossum and Sellers on the OBSS during EVA1 on S...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Extravehicular Crewmember 1 (EV1) Piers Sellers and EV2 Michael Fossum on the end of the Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS) during Extravehicular Activit... More

Mars Kicks Up the Dust as it Makes Closest Approach to Earth

Mars Kicks Up the Dust as it Makes Closest Approach to Earth

Technical facts about this news release: About the Object Object Name: Mars Object Description: Planet Distance from the Sun: The semi-major axis of Mars' orbit about the sun is 1.52 Astronomical Units (A.U.)... More

Original Astronauts In Space Suits

Original Astronauts In Space Suits

The original seven Mercury astronauts during training at NASA Langley Research Center. From left to right, back row they are Alan Shepard, Virgil "Gus" Grissom and L. Gordon Cooper; front row, Walter Schirra, D... More

Hubble Space Telescope NGC 6302

Hubble Space Telescope NGC 6302

Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302 This celestial object looks like a delicate butterfly. But it is far from serene. What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cau... More

Earth observations during NASA 6

Earth observations during NASA 6

The Earth, viewed from the Mir Space Station during NASA 6. NASA Identifier: nasa6-710-027

s133E013767 - STS-133 - Earth observation taken by STS-133 crew

s133E013767 - STS-133 - Earth observation taken by STS-133 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observation taken by the STS-133 crew aboard the orbiter Discovery. Subject Terms: Earth Observations (From Space), STS-133 Date Taken: 3/9/2011... More

AS07-03-1545 - Apollo 7 - Apollo 7 Mission, Saturn IVB during docking maneuvers

AS07-03-1545 - Apollo 7 - Apollo 7 Mission, Saturn IVB during docking ...

The original database describes this as: Description: The expended Saturn IVB stage as photographed from the Apollo 7 spacecraft during transposition and docking maneuvers at an approximate altitude of 125 nau... More

AS15-97-13267 - Apollo 15 - Apollo 15 Mission image - View of Earthrise over the Lunar Surface

AS15-97-13267 - Apollo 15 - Apollo 15 Mission image - View of Earthris...

The original database describes this as: Description: Crescent Earth is visible low over the lunar horizon. The Command Service Module (CSM) was above a point near lattitude 24.0 South, longitude 99.0 East whe... More

AS17-163-24117 - Apollo 17 - Apollo 17, Evans inside the Command Module

AS17-163-24117 - Apollo 17 - Apollo 17, Evans inside the Command Modul...

The original database describes this as: Description: Command Module Pilot Ronald E. Evans inside the Command Module. Image taken during the Apollo 17 mission on the Trans-Earth Coast (TEC). Original film maga... More

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Produces Clear Color Photo of Jupiter

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Produces Clear Color Photo of Jupiter

*Description*: This is the first true-color photograph of the giant planet Jupiter from the Wide Field Planetary Camera on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. All features in this image are cloud formations in the ... More

S88E5242 - STS-088 - ISS stack

S88E5242 - STS-088 - ISS stack

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View looking down the length of the ISS stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/Zarya) with umbilical cables attached after the completion of the first Extravehicul... More

S49-91-030 - STS-049 - STS-49 crew captures INTELSAT VI above OV-105 payload bay (PLB) during EVA

S49-91-030 - STS-049 - STS-49 crew captures INTELSAT VI above OV-105 p...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-49 crewmembers complete a successful capture of the International Telecommunications Organization Satellite (INTELSAT) VI F-3 during their third ext... More

STS061-99-033 - STS-061 - Hubble Space Telescope after deployment

STS061-99-033 - STS-061 - Hubble Space Telescope after deployment

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) begins its separation from the space shuttle Endeavour following a week and a half berthed in the orbiter's payload bay... More

STS070-343-012 - STS-070 - View of empty payload bay after deploy of TDRS satellite.

STS070-343-012 - STS-070 - View of empty payload bay after deploy of T...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of empty payload bay after deploy of Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-G). Payload bay doors are closed. Subject Terms: STS-70, DISCOVERY (O... More

STS074-716-021 - STS-074 - View of complete Mir Space Station after undocking

STS074-716-021 - STS-074 - View of complete Mir Space Station after un...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: This is the Russia?s Mir Space Station as seen from the Space Shuttle Atlantis, soon after the two spacecraft began their relative separation on Novembe... More

STS070-702-018 - STS-070 - Deploy of Tracking and Data Relay Satellite G (TDRS-G)

STS070-702-018 - STS-070 - Deploy of Tracking and Data Relay Satellite...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of Tracking and Data Relay Satellite G (TDRS-G) in deploy attitude and leaving the payload bay. Subject Terms: STS-70 DISCOVERY (ORBITER) COMMU... More

Hubble Hunts Down Binary Objects at the Fringe of Our Solar System

Hubble Hunts Down Binary Objects at the Fringe of Our Solar System

*Description*: This illustration shows that the Kuiper Belt is shaped like a disk [see inset diagram] and resides within the shell-like structure of the Oort Cloud. Located on the outskirts of the solar system... More

S46-08-003 - STS-046 - STS-46 EURECA-1L held in pre-deployment position by RMS over OV-104's PLB

S46-08-003 - STS-046 - STS-46 EURECA-1L held in pre-deployment positio...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-46 European Retrievable Carrier 1L (EURECA-1L) satellite with solar arrays extended, is grappled by the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) end effector... More

STS031-101-027 - STS-031 - Payload bay

STS031-101-027 - STS-031 - Payload bay

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation showing the payload bay of the orbiter Discovery during STS-31, with an earth limb visible in the background. Subject Terms:... More

STS113-310-029 - STS-113 - CETA cart held aloft by SSRMS EE during STS-113 EVA 2

STS113-310-029 - STS-113 - CETA cart held aloft by SSRMS EE during STS...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Crew Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) cart, backdropped by the Earth's limb, is held aloft on the End Effector (EE) on the Space Station Remote Mani... More

S107E05044 - STS-107 - Spacehab module in payload bay

S107E05044 - STS-107 - Spacehab module in payload bay

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the SPACEHAB Research Double Module (RDM) in the orbiter Columbia's payload bay during the STS-107 mission. Orbiter stabiliar and OMS pods are ... More

AS16-117-18799 - Apollo 16 - Apollo 16 Mission image - View of Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) Traverse Station 13 to Station 10

AS16-117-18799 - Apollo 16 - Apollo 16 Mission image - View of Lunar R...

The original database describes this as: Description: This photograph was taken by the Lunar Module Pilot (LMP) from the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) as the astronauts drove toward the Lunar Module (LM) near the... More

AS08-14-2392 - Apollo 8 - Apollo 8 Mission image, Moon surface from the spacecraft, Earth on horizon

AS08-14-2392 - Apollo 8 - Apollo 8 Mission image, Moon surface from th...

The original database describes this as: Description: Apollo 8,Moon,Neareast of Humboldt. High-oblique view of the moon's surface showing the earth rising above the lunar horizon,looking west-southwest,as phot... More

Pink Pleiades

Pink Pleiades

The Seven Sisters, also known as the Pleiades star cluster, seem to float on a bed of feathers in a new infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Clouds of dust sweep around the stars, swaddling them ... More

Deployed view of the Hubble Space Telescope

Deployed view of the Hubble Space Telescope

View taken of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) after re-deployment by the STS-109 orbiter Columbia. A blue and white Earth forms the background. The HST's new solar arrays are deployed. NASA Identifier: sts109-331-005

STS-46 Commander Shriver eats candy (MandMs) on OV-104's aft flight deck

STS-46 Commander Shriver eats candy (MandMs) on OV-104's aft flight de...

STS-46 Commander Loren J. Shriver, wearing a communications kit assembly headset and with his mouth open, pursues several floating chocolate-covered peanut candies (MandMs) on the aft flight deck of Atlantis, O... More

S134E008938 - STS-134 - Earth Observation

S134E008938 - STS-134 - Earth Observation

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation taken by a crew member during the STS-134 mission. View of sunrise/sunset. Subject Terms: STS-134, Earth Observations (From Space) ... More

AS11-36-5347 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Earth view over Central and North America

AS11-36-5347 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Earth view over C...

The original database describes this as: Description: Earth view over Central and North America. Image taken during the transluner phase of the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film magazine was labeled N; Film typ... More

S07-32-1645 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-01 satellite

S07-32-1645 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-0...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the STS-7 shuttle Challenger taken from the Shuttle pallet satellite (SPAS-01) include: Full view of the shuttle Challenger with the Remote Ma... More

Artist's view of the space shuttle orbiter in orbit, with the earth in the background

Artist's view of the space shuttle orbiter in orbit, with the earth in...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Afsc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

41D-36-034 - STS-41D - Deployment of the SBS-D communications satellite

41D-36-034 - STS-41D - Deployment of the SBS-D communications satellit...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Sequence of photos (004 thru 051) depicting the deployement of the Satellite Business System (SBS)-D communications satellite by the STS-41D crew. The c... More

STS052-80-021 - STS-052 - STS-52 deployment of LAGEOS/IRIS spacecraft from OV-102's payload bay

STS052-80-021 - STS-052 - STS-52 deployment of LAGEOS/IRIS spacecraft ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: During STS-52 deployment activities, the Italian Research Interim Stage (IRIS), a spinning solid fuel rocket, lifts the Laser Geodynamic Satellite II (L... More

STS061-99-037 - STS-061 - Hubble Space Telescope after deployment

STS061-99-037 - STS-061 - Hubble Space Telescope after deployment

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) begins its separation from the space shuttle Endeavour following a week and a half berthed in the orbiter's payload bay... More

STS080-716-043 - STS-080 - View of the payload bay with ORFEUS-SPAS and shuttle tail pointing at Earth

STS080-716-043 - STS-080 - View of the payload bay with ORFEUS-SPAS an...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the payload bay with Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer (ORFEUS) Shuttle Pallet Satellite (SPAS) stowed and the s... More

STS079-332-026 - STS-079 - Astronauts Apt and Wilcutt at the aft flight deck window

STS079-332-026 - STS-079 - Astronauts Apt and Wilcutt at the aft fligh...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-79 Mission pilot Terry Wilcutt looks at the cloudy Earth reflected in the Atlantis's aft flight deck window. Subject Terms: ASTRONAUTS, FLIGHT DECK... More

STS072-388-028 - STS-072 - First EVA of STS-72 mission with Astronauts Chiao and Barry

STS072-388-028 - STS-072 - First EVA of STS-72 mission with Astronauts...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) suited astronauts Leroy Chiao (EV1) and Daniel Barry (EV2) conduct EVA development flight test (EDFT) and Detailed Te... More

STS085-301-030 - STS-085 - External fuel tank separation scenes taken from the crew compartment

STS085-301-030 - STS-085 - External fuel tank separation scenes taken ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: External fuel tank separation scenes taken from the crew compartment. The now empty fuel tank falls away from the orbiter to eventually burn up in Earth... More

S111E5132 - STS-111 - Chang-Diaz on the Canadarm2 SSRMS backdropped against Earth limb during  STS-111 UF-2 EVA 1

S111E5132 - STS-111 - Chang-Diaz on the Canadarm2 SSRMS backdropped ag...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-111 UF-2 Mission Specialist Franklin Chang-Diaz, attached to a Portable Foot Restraint (PFR) on the wrist of the Canadarm2 Space Station Remote Mani... More

STS113-705-060 - STS-113 - View of PMA 2 and U.S. Laboratory taken during STS-113

STS113-705-060 - STS-113 - View of PMA 2 and U.S. Laboratory taken dur...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA) 2, the Destiny U.S. Laboratory and Earth's limb are visible in this image taken during approach for docking to Internat... More

STS113-348-012 - STS-113 - Earth Observation during STS-113

STS113-348-012 - STS-113 - Earth Observation during STS-113

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observation view taken during STS-113 (11A). Subject Terms: Earth Observations (From Space), STS-113 Date Taken: 12/3/2002 Categories: Earth Ob... More

STS113-348-015 - STS-113 - Earth Observation during STS-113

STS113-348-015 - STS-113 - Earth Observation during STS-113

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observation view taken during STS-113 (11A). Subject Terms: Earth Observations (From Space), STS-113 Date Taken: 12/3/2002 Categories: Earth Ob... More

AS08-13-2329 - Apollo 8 - Apollo 8 Mission image, Moon with Earth over horizon and T/O 28

AS08-13-2329 - Apollo 8 - Apollo 8 Mission image, Moon with Earth over...

The original database describes this as: Description: Apollo 8,Moon with Earth over the horizon, looking toward Gibbs, Target of Opportunity (T/O) 28, Mare on floor of 100 kilometer crater,and bright crater. P... More

S121E07588 - STS-121 - View of the ISS from the orbiter during separation on STS-121

S121E07588 - STS-121 - View of the ISS from the orbiter during separat...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) from the orbiter Discovery as it moves away from the station after undocking. Image taken during STS-121. ... More

Building Planets NASA Image of The Day

Building Planets NASA Image of The Day

This artist's animation illustrates a massive asteroid belt in orbit around a star the same age and size as our Sun. Asteroids are chunks of rock from ''failed'' planets, which never managed to coalesce into fu... More

Earth observation image of Von Karman Vortices taken during STS-100

Earth observation image of Von Karman Vortices taken during STS-100

Earth observation image of Von Karman Vortices off of Japan taken during the STS-100 mission from Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105. This image was selected by the STS-100 crew for use in public presentation... More

View of Mir over the horizon, taken after undocking with Atlantis

View of Mir over the horizon, taken after undocking with Atlantis

View of the full Mir space station just over the Earth's horizon, taken after its undocking with the space shuttle Atlantis. NASA Identifier: STS079-787-011

STS112-709-073J - STS-112 - EVA 2 - MS Wolf with EVA tool kit on SSRMS

STS112-709-073J - STS-112 - EVA 2 - MS Wolf with EVA tool kit on SSRMS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of STS-112 Mission specialist David Wolf, with an EVA tool kit tethered to him, on the end of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) ... More

S03-25-247 - STS-003 - Overall views of payload bay taken from the aft flight deck viewing windows

S03-25-247 - STS-003 - Overall views of payload bay taken from the aft...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of payload bay (PLB) with PLB doors open documented from the aft flight deck viewing windows (looking aft). In the foreground is the Offic... More

STS087-374-021 - STS-087 - Kadenyuk poses in front of flight deck window with Earth backdrop

STS087-374-021 - STS-087 - Kadenyuk poses in front of flight deck wind...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-87 Payload Specialist Leonid Kadenyuk poses in front of flight deck window with Earth backdrop over North Africa and Nile river (012-21). Personal F... More

STS063-705-041 - STS-063 - Earth observation during STS-63 mission

STS063-705-041 - STS-063 - Earth observation during STS-63 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of the Earth as viewed from the Space Shuttle Discovery during STS-63. Subject Terms: STS-63 EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE... More

STS089-346-001 - STS-089 - DTO 1118 - Survey of the Mir Space Station

STS089-346-001 - STS-089 - DTO 1118 - Survey of the Mir Space Station

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the Mir Space Station and Earth limb observed from the Orbiter Endeavour during STS-89 (DTO 1118). Subject Terms: STS-89 ENDEAVOUR (ORBITER) SP... More

STS031-101-035 - STS-031 - Payload bay

STS031-101-035 - STS-031 - Payload bay

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation showing the payload bay of the orbiter Discovery during STS-31, with an earth limb visible in the background. Subject Terms:... More

S106E5181 - STS-106 - Wilcutt on middeck of  Atlantis during STS-106

S106E5181 - STS-106 - Wilcutt on middeck of Atlantis during STS-106

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronaut Terrence W. Wilcutt, mission commander, works on the mid deck of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Atlantis. The commander was likely doing a d... More

STS104-358-033 - STS-104 - STS-104 astronaut enters airlock during EVA 3

STS104-358-033 - STS-104 - STS-104 astronaut enters airlock during EVA...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of EMU booted feet entering the new Quest airlock during the third of three Extravehicular Activities (EVAs) of the STS-104 mission. An Earth limb ... More

AS10-27-3979 - Apollo 10 - Apollo 10 Mission image - Earth

AS10-27-3979 - Apollo 10 - Apollo 10 Mission image - Earth

The original database describes this as: Description: View of Earth with cloud cover during Apollo 10 Mission. Principal Point on Transearth Injection (TEI). Film magazine was N,film type was SO-368 with 250... More

AS16-120-19187 - Apollo 16 - Apollo 16 Mission image - Earth rise scene taken during the second revolution of the moon.

AS16-120-19187 - Apollo 16 - Apollo 16 Mission image - Earth rise scen...

The original database describes this as: Description: Apollo 16 astronauts captured this Earth rise scene with a handheld Hasselblad camera during the second revolution of the moon. Identifiable craters seen o... More

AS13-62-9005 - Apollo 13 - Apollo 13 Mission image  - View of crew in Lunar Module (LM)

AS13-62-9005 - Apollo 13 - Apollo 13 Mission image - View of crew in ...

The original database describes this as: Description: Interior view of the Apollo 13 Lunar Module (LM) during the trouble-plagued journey back to Earth. This photograph show some of the temporary hose connecti... More

COBE's View of the Milky Way

COBE's View of the Milky Way

From its orbit around Earth, the Goddard Space Flight Center's Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) captured this edge-on view of our Milky Way galaxy in infrared light, a form of radiation that humans cannot see ... More

American Apollo spacecraft as seen from Soviet Soyuz spacecraft in orbit

American Apollo spacecraft as seen from Soviet Soyuz spacecraft in orb...

The American Apollo spacecraft as seen in earth orbit from the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft during the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo Soyuz Test Project mission. The Command/Service Module and Docking Module are contrasted ... More

Earth Observation taken in by the Expedition Two crew

Earth Observation taken in by the Expedition Two crew

Earth Observation taken by the Expedition Two crew from the International Space Station ISS Alpha. NASA Identifier: iss002e8526

150608-N-WF272-123 KEKAHA, Hawaii (June 8, 2015) Military,

150608-N-WF272-123 KEKAHA, Hawaii (June 8, 2015) Military,

150608-N-WF272-123 KEKAHA, Hawaii (June 8, 2015) Military, NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratory members observe NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle trajectory after its launch from U.S. ... More

AS09-20-3069 - Apollo 9 - Apollo 9 Mission image - Scott during EVA

AS09-20-3069 - Apollo 9 - Apollo 9 Mission image - Scott during EVA

The original database describes this as: Description: Excellent view of the docked Apollo 9 Command and Service Modules (CSM) and Lunar Module (LM), with Earth in the background, during astronaut David R. Scot... More

41B-20-760 - STS-41B - View of the shuttle Challenger from the fixed camera in McCandless's helmet

41B-20-760 - STS-41B - View of the shuttle Challenger from the fixed c...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: A fixed camera on Astronaut Bruce McCandless's helmet recorded these scenes of the shuttle Challenger. The Shuttle pallet satellite is configured mid ca... More

S35-26-031 - STS-035 - View of the base of the STS-35 ASTRO-1 telescopes in OV-102's payload bay

S35-26-031 - STS-035 - View of the base of the STS-35 ASTRO-1 telescop...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View showing the base of the Astronomy Laboratory 1 (ASTRO-1) payload, including the igloo, in the payload bay (PLB) of Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 1... More

STS080-313-001 - STS-080 - Crewmember activity in the shuttle flight deck

STS080-313-001 - STS-080 - Crewmember activity in the shuttle flight d...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-80 Mission Specialist Tom Jones takes photographs of the Earth using a 70mm Hasselblad camera pointed out the overhead flight deck windows. Subject... More

STS065-21-017 - STS-065 - Spacelab module in the Columbia's payload bay

STS065-21-017 - STS-065 - Spacelab module in the Columbia's payload ba...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the Spacelab module in the STS-65 Columbia's payload bay with a cloudy Earth in the background. Subject Terms: PAYLOAD BAY, SPACELAB, STS-65, C... More

STS085-301-029 - STS-085 - External fuel tank separation scenes taken from the crew compartment

STS085-301-029 - STS-085 - External fuel tank separation scenes taken ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: External fuel tank separation scenes taken from the crew compartment. The now empty fuel tank falls away from the orbiter to eventually burn up in Earth... More

S46-07-026 - STS-046 - Hoffman poses in front of the windows on the aft flight deck of OV-104

S46-07-026 - STS-046 - Hoffman poses in front of the windows on the af...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-46 Payload Commander Jeffrey A. Hoffman poses in front of the aft flight deck windows on the Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104. A large earth limb ... More

S96E5219 - STS-096 - View of the ISS stack as seen during the fly-around by the STS-96 crew

S96E5219 - STS-096 - View of the ISS stack as seen during the fly-arou...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (with the Node 1/Unity module in the foreground) as seen during the fly-around performed by the crew... More

S114E6651 - STS-114 - EVA 3 - Robinson on Canadarm2

S114E6651 - STS-114 - EVA 3 - Robinson on Canadarm2

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronaut Stephen K. Robinson, STS-114 mission specialist, anchored to a foot restraint on the International Space Stations Canadarm2, participates in t... More

S121E07412 - STS-121 - Sellers translates along the S1 Truss during EVA3 on STS-121 / Expedition 13 joint operations

S121E07412 - STS-121 - Sellers translates along the S1 Truss during EV...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-121 EV1 Piers Sellers translates along the S1 Truss carrying the fixed grapple bar that is to be installed on an ammonia tank inside the truss. Eart... More

Sedna's Orbit

Sedna's Orbit

These four panels show the location of the newly discovered planet-like object, dubbed "Sedna," which lies in the farthest reaches of our Solar System. Each panel, moving counterclockwise from the upper left, ... More

Moon - False Color Mosaic

Moon - False Color Mosaic

This false-color photograph is a composite of 15 images of the Moon taken through three color filters by Galileo's solid-state imaging system during the spacecraft's passage through the Earth-Moon system on Dec... More

The Crab Nebula NASA Image of The Day

The Crab Nebula NASA Image of The Day

The Crab Nebula, the result of a supernova noted by Earth-bound chroniclers in 1054 A.D., is filled with mysterious filaments that are are not only tremendously complex, but appear to have less mass than expell... More

Previous

of 242

Next

The objects in this collection are from The U.S. National Archives and Defense Visual Information Distribution Service. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) was established in 1934 by President Franklin Roosevelt. NARA keeps those Federal records that are judged to have continuing value—about 2 to 5 percent of those generated in any given year. There are approximately 10 billion pages of textual records; 12 million maps, charts, and architectural and engineering drawings; 25 million still photographs and graphics; 24 million aerial photographs; 300,000 reels of motion picture film; 400,000 video and sound recordings; and 133 terabytes of electronic data. The Defense Visual Information Distribution Service provides a connection between world media and the American military personnel serving at home and abroad. All of these materials are preserved because they are important to the workings of Government, have long-term research worth, or provide information of value to citizens.

Disclaimer: A work of the U.S. National Archives and DVIDS is "a work prepared by an officer or employee" of the federal government "as part of that person's official duties." In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law and are therefore in the public domain. This website is developed as a part of the world's largest public domain archive, PICRYL.com, and not developed or endorsed by the U.S. National Archives or DVIDS.  https://www.picryl.com

Developed by GetArchive, 2015-2023