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Space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction. Physical space is often conceived in three linear dimensions, although modern physicists usually consider it, with time, to be part of a boundless four-dimensional continuum known as spacetime. The concept of space is considered to be of fundamental importance to an understanding of the physical universe. However, disagreement continues between philosophers over whether it is itself an entity, a relationship between entities, or part of a conceptual framework.

Debates concerning the nature, essence and the mode of existence of space date back to antiquity; namely, to treatises like the Timaeus of Plato, or Socrates in his reflections on what the Greeks called khôra (i.e. "space"), or in the Physics of Aristotle (Book IV, Delta) in the definition of topos (i.e. place), or in the later "geometrical conception of place" as "space qua extension" in the Discourse on Place (Qawl fi al-Makan) of the 11th-century Arab polymath Alhazen. Many of these classical philosophical questions were discussed in the Renaissance and then reformulated in the 17th century, particularly during the early development of classical mechanics. In Isaac Newton's view, space was absolute—in the sense that it existed permanently and independently of whether there was any matter in the space. Other natural philosophers, notably Gottfried Leibniz, thought instead that space was in fact a collection of relations between objects, given by their distance and direction from one another. In the 18th century, the philosopher and theologian George Berkeley attempted to refute the "visibility of spatial depth" in his Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision. Later, the metaphysician Immanuel Kant said that the concepts of space and time are not empirical ones derived from experiences of the outside world—they are elements of an already given systematic framework that humans possess and use to structure all experiences. Kant referred to the experience of "space" in his Critique of Pure Reason as being a subjective "pure a priori form of intuition".

In the 19th and 20th centuries mathematicians began to examine geometries that are non-Euclidean, in which space is conceived as curved, rather than flat. According to Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, space around gravitational fields deviates from Euclidean space. Experimental tests of general relativity have confirmed that non-Euclidean geometries provide a better model for the shape of space.

Space Media

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Grand Rounds Scenic Byway - Huge Lego Spaceship in the Mall of America

Grand Rounds Scenic Byway - Huge Lego Spaceship in the Mall of America

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A lego spaceman hovers in the air above mall walkers. Location: Location: Minnesota (44.854° N 93.243° W) Status: Public domain. Photo... More

STS-127 - LAUNCH

STS-127 - LAUNCH

Description: SEQUENTIAL STILL COVERAGE OF LIFTOFF. FRAME VEHICLE AND LAUNCHER PLUS ONE VEHICLE LENGTH. Item: DD083-39A Date Taken: 7/15/2009 Image Type: DIGITAL STILLS STS127 LAUNCH AND LANDING

S05-43-1547 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

S05-43-1547 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-5 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Many of the views on this roll are framed by a portion of the orbiter... More

S08-49-1745 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-49-1745 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations (framed by the aft flight deck window) taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERV... More

S07-32-1757 - STS-007 - Earth observations taken during STS-7

S07-32-1757 - STS-007 - Earth observations taken during STS-7

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-7 mission from the space shuttle Challenger include: sunset (dark) Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPAC... More

S08-50-1835 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-50-1835 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

S08-50-1837 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-50-1837 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

S08-50-1838 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-50-1838 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

S08-50-1840 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-50-1840 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. An active 5, 500 foot high volcano on Adonara Island in Indonesia ... More

S08-50-1841 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-50-1841 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

S08-50-1851 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-50-1851 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

S08-50-1891 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-50-1891 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

S08-37-1902 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-37-1902 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

S09-37-1908 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

S09-37-1908 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-9 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: STS-9 EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) Categories: E... More

Amount and Value of Floor Space of Different Departments, etc., 1914

Amount and Value of Floor Space of Different Departments, etc., 1914

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Amount and Value of Floor Space of Different Departments, etc., 1914

Amount and Value of Floor Space of Different Departments, etc., 1914

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

U.S.S. New York, Open Space Between Armor Plate B-P-3 and Teak Backing

U.S.S. New York, Open Space Between Armor Plate B-P-3 and Teak Backing

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

American Red Cross - Classes in Red Cross Work - France - Time, money, and shipping space by the manufacture in this A.R.C. laboratorymrue de Tilsitt, Paris, France, of supplies which were formerly bought in the United States

American Red Cross - Classes in Red Cross Work - France - Time, money,...

Photographer: American Red Cross, France American Red Cross - Classes in Red Cross Work - France

Balloons - Schools - Training observers for captive balloons. Just about to go up; moving the balloon over to a clear space to avoid a possible collision with trees or buildings, at the Collegiate Balloon School in Rockville, Conn

Balloons - Schools - Training observers for captive balloons. Just abo...

Date Taken: 10/27/1917 Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Balloons - Schools

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - 27 acres of floor space under one roof. Curtiss Aeroplane Factory Buffalo, N.Y

Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants - 27 acres of floor space under one r...

Date Taken: 8/18/1917 Photographer: C.P.I. Airplanes - Manufacturing Plants

Slim Butte Stock Association (Cutting Space Blocks)

Slim Butte Stock Association (Cutting Space Blocks)

Pine Ridge Agency: Miscellaneous Photographs

Photograph of the Detectors and Transmitters for the Automatic Fire Alarm System in the Northwest Stack Space on Tier 7 of the National Archives Building

Photograph of the Detectors and Transmitters for the Automatic Fire Al...

This photograph is part of the McCloskey Co. Contract for the construction of the extension of the National Archives Building. Construction of the National Archives Building

Photograph of Stack Area Arrangement of Boxes, Center Space Filled

Photograph of Stack Area Arrangement of Boxes, Center Space Filled

Historic Photograph File of National Archives Events and Personnel

S09-37-1936 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

S09-37-1936 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-9 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: STS-9 EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) Categories: E... More

Photograph of Tier 10 Southwest Stack Space, Senate Documents Recently Moved to the National Archives

Photograph of Tier 10 Southwest Stack Space, Senate Documents Recently...

Historic Photograph File of National Archives Events and Personnel

Population Files Stored 154,071 Portfolios, Linear Feet of Filing Space is in Excess of Four Miles

Population Files Stored 154,071 Portfolios, Linear Feet of Filing Spac...

Photographs Documenting the Sixteenth Decennial Census

Believe It or Not!  by Ripley.  BUY MORE BONDS - GIVE MORE BLOOD  - WORK TO WIN THE WAR! (Information on back: War Loan Poster 6th War Loan This Space Contributed To The U.S. Treasury Department By The Transportation Advertising Industry) [Robert Ripley]
S05-46-1943 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

S05-46-1943 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-5 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), STS-5, COLUMBIA (ORB... More

S08-37-1943 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-37-1943 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

Sneak Craft

Sneak Craft

ARC Identifier 13092 / Local Identifier 80-MN-5132 - Department of the Navy. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Naval Observatory. (1942 - 09/18/1947) - - Contains sound. - Copied by Liz Pruszko

[Astronomers Gather New Space Data]

[Astronomers Gather New Space Data]

[Astronomers Gather New Space Data] - [FRA-8539]

S08-37-1957 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-37-1957 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

Taping space between spool and top insulation piece prior to placing cover plate. Photograph taken April 4, 1957. Bubble Chamber-219

Taping space between spool and top insulation piece prior to placing c...

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-6-XBD201210-01364.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

S05-46-1957 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

S05-46-1957 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-5 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), STS-5, COLUMBIA (ORB... More

Photograph of John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil L. Grissom and Alan B. Shepard, Jr. Training for the Nation's First Manned Space Flight

Photograph of John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil L. Grissom and Alan B. Shepar...

Original caption: The three Project Mercury astronauts training for the nation's first manned space flight are (from left) John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom and Alan B. Shepard, Jr. The forthcoming sub-orb... More

Photograph of Donald Slaton Suited up in Space Gear Preparing to Enter Altitude Chamber

Photograph of Donald Slaton Suited up in Space Gear Preparing to Enter...

Original caption: Astronaut Donald Slayton, suited up in space gear prepares to enter altitude chamber in Hanger S. Slayton and Mercury spacecraft go through many high altitude runs in the preparation chamber.... More

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronaut John Glenn photographed in space by an automatic sequence motion picture camera. Glenn is in a state of weightlessness traveling at 17,500 MPH as these pictur... More

Photographs of Alan Shepard Being Suited up in His Space Gear for a Test Simulation Flight

Photographs of Alan Shepard Being Suited up in His Space Gear for a Te...

Original caption: Alan Shepard, one of the three Prime Astronauts selected to take the first space ride in a Mercury Capsule, is being suited up in his space gear for a test simulation flight. The first attemp... More

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronaut John Glenn photographed in space by an automatic sequence motion picture camera. Glenn is in a state of weightlessness traveling at 17,500 MPH as these pictur... More

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronaut John Glenn photographed in space by an automatic sequence motion picture camera. Glenn is in a state of weightlessness traveling at 17,500 MPH as these pictur... More

Photograph of Alan Shepard before Being Placed inside the Mercury Capsule for a Flight Simulation Test Run

Photograph of Alan Shepard before Being Placed inside the Mercury Caps...

Original caption: A closeup of Astronaut, Alan Shepard, in space suit, seated inside Mercury Capsule. He is undergoing a flight simulation test with the Capsule mated to the Redstone Booster. The first attemp... More

Photograph of John Glenn Seating inside the Mercury Capsule during a Flight Simulation Test

Photograph of John Glenn Seating inside the Mercury Capsule during a F...

Original caption: Astronaut, John Glenn, in space suit seated in Mercury Capsule, is undergoing a flight simulation test. The first attempt to put a man into space by the U.S. aboard a Mercury Capsule will be ... More

Survival in Space

Survival in Space

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: Multiple Post: RPC - Manila Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Monkeys - Jupiter Space Shot

Monkeys - Jupiter Space Shot

ARC Identifier 30088 / Local Identifier 111-LC-49268 - Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984) - ... More

Survival in Space

Survival in Space

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: USIS - Colombo Post: RPC - Manila Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Survival in Space

Survival in Space

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: USIS - Colombo Post: RPC - Manila Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Photograph of Earth from an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Photograph of Earth from an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic...

Original caption: SUBJECT: MOTHER EARTH FROM 700MILES UP -- This series of photographs taken during the flight of an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile August 24, 1959, shows the earth from an a... More

S05-46-1961 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

S05-46-1961 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-5 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), STS-5, COLUMBIA (ORB... More

S09-44-1961 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

S09-44-1961 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-9 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: STS-9 EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) Categories: E... More

Photograph 4 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

Photograph 4 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

This item is a photograph of astronaut Edward H. White II's space walk (Extra Vehicular Activity) on Gemini IV. Source Files on Project Gemini

Photograph 1 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

Photograph 1 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

This item is a photograph of astronaut Edward H. White II's space walk (Extra Vehicular Activity) on Gemini IV. Source Files on Project Gemini

Updating the periodic table, Albert Ghiorso adds "Lw" in space 103; with codiscoverers Robert Latimer, Dr. Torbjorn Sikkeland, and Almon Larsh looking on. Morgue 1961-52 (P-1) [Photographer: Donald Cooksey]

Updating the periodic table, Albert Ghiorso adds "Lw" in space 103; wi...

Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Rhesus Monkey in Molded Couch for Space Flight

Rhesus Monkey in Molded Couch for Space Flight

This item is a photograph is of one of the Rhesus Monkeys in a molded couch used in the Animal Flight program. Source Files on Project Mercury

Photograph 2 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

Photograph 2 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

This item is a photograph of astronaut Edward H. White II's space walk (Extra Vehicular Activity) on Gemini IV. Source Files on Project Gemini

Photograph 3 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

Photograph 3 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

This item is a photograph of astronaut Edward H. White II's space walk (Extra Vehicular Activity) on Gemini IV. Source Files on Project Gemini

Man and Space

Man and Space

1961 ARC Identifier 657297 / Local Identifier 263.2102. This U.S. Air Force film discusses the need for manned space exploration. It also documents what was done to protect and support the safety of men in spac... More

S08-37-1961 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-37-1961 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger including: convection storm cells. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATION... More

A moving picture is made for the National Aeronautics and Space Agency on the experimental work being done in bio-organic chemistry. The cameraman (left) photographs Dr. Christof Palm (right) and William Everette of the Linac Group (center), taken February 1961. Morgue 1961-44 (P-1) [Photographer: Donald Cooksey]

A moving picture is made for the National Aeronautics and Space Agency...

Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Chart showing working space per employee. Photograph taken July 7, 1962. Health Pro-1204-C

Chart showing working space per employee. Photograph taken July 7, 196...

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-6-XBD201312-04507.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

S08-37-1962 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-37-1962 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

S05-46-1962 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

S05-46-1962 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-5 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), STS-5, COLUMBIA (ORB... More

S09-44-1962 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

S09-44-1962 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-9 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: STS-9 EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) Categories: E... More

On the beach in Kauai, Hawaii Lawrence Radiation Laboratory (LRL) scientists prepare a rocket nose cone for its long ride into space. Physicist Dick Albers (right) checks the position of a standard Pu-Be neutron source as George Costello, of Health Physics, monitors neutron scattering at nose cone. Photo taken in the Fall of 1962. Morgue 1963-81 (P-1) [Photographer: Donald Cooksey]

On the beach in Kauai, Hawaii Lawrence Radiation Laboratory (LRL) scie...

Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Photograph of an Early Model of the Rogallo Wind for Project Gemini from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Photograph of an Early Model of the Rogallo Wind for Project Gemini fr...

Original caption: An early model of the "Rogallo Wing" attached to a mock-up Mercury spacecraft is displayed in Hanger at Langley Research Center. The Rogallo wing in later flights of Gemini will replace the 63... More

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Putting on His Space Suit Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Putting on His Space S...

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Project Mercury Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter puts on space suit prior to entering his Aurora 7 spacecraft at Cape Canaveral. Astronaut Carpenter became the second America... More

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Putting on Space Helmet Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Putting on Space Helme...

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Project Mercury Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter puts on space helmet prior to entering his Aurora 7 spacecraft at Cape Canaveral. Astronaut Carpenter became the second Ameri... More

Photograph of a Suit Technician Adjusting Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter's Collar Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of a Suit Technician Adjusting Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carp...

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL: A suit technician adjusts collar in space suit as Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter relaxes before his date in space. Carpenter was successfully launched into orbit atop an Atl... More

S09-44-1963 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

S09-44-1963 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-9 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: STS-9 EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) Categories: E... More

S08-37-1963 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-37-1963 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger including: convection storm cells. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATION... More

Denton, Texas, December 5, 1963 -- The kitchen in the Federal Regional Center (FRC) in Denton, Texas, as it existed in December of 1963. The FRC was built in the early 1960s to provide shelter to federal officials in the event of a nuclear war. The kitchen was removed in 2009 to provide additional office space

Denton, Texas, December 5, 1963 -- The kitchen in the Federal Regional...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 1963-12-05 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Earl Armstrong City/State: Denton, TX Categories: Feature Stories Photographs Relating to Disasters and Eme... More

S05-46-1963 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

S05-46-1963 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-5 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), STS-5, COLUMBIA (ORB... More

S09-44-1964 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

S09-44-1964 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-9 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: STS-9 EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) Categories: E... More

S08-37-1964 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-37-1964 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger including: convection storm cells. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATION... More

S05-46-1964 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

S05-46-1964 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-5 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), STS-5, COLUMBIA (ORB... More

S09-44-1965 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

S09-44-1965 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-9 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: STS-9 EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) Categories: E... More

S08-37-1965 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-37-1965 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-8 mission from the space shuttle Challenger. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-8 Categories:... More

Photograph of a NASA Technician Emerging from a New Space Environment Simulator

Photograph of a NASA Technician Emerging from a New Space Environment ...

Original caption: GREENBELT, MD. - What might look like a knight in shining armor guarding his castle is actually a NASA technician emerging from a new Space Environment Simulator at NASA's Goddard Space Flight... More

Photograph of an Artist's Concept of a Sleek Space Shuttle Craft

Photograph of an Artist's Concept of a Sleek Space Shuttle Craft

Original caption: MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS. SPACE SHUTTLE UNVEILED - This artist's concept of a sleek space shuttle craft (foreground) has been released by North American Rockwell Space Divisio... More

Photograph of an Artist's Concept of a Space Shuttle Booster

Photograph of an Artist's Concept of a Space Shuttle Booster

Original caption: MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS. BOOSTER LANDING - A North American Rockwell Space Division artist's concept of a space shuttle booster which is designed to carry "orbiter" craft wit... More

Gemini IV Mission Image - EVA, over New Mexico

Gemini IV Mission Image - EVA, over New Mexico

The original caption reads: Astronaut Edward H. White II,pilot for the Gemini-Titan 4 space flight, floats in zero gravity of space. The extravehicular activity was performed during the third revolution of the ... More

Gemini IV Mission Image - EVA,off coast of California

Gemini IV Mission Image - EVA,off coast of California

The original caption reads: Astronaut Edward H. White II,pilot for the Gemini-Titan 4 space flight,floats in zero gravity of space off the coast of California. The extravehicular activity was performed during t... More

Gemini IV Mission Image - EVA, off coast of California

Gemini IV Mission Image - EVA, off coast of California

The original caption reads: Astronaut Edward H. White II,pilot for the Gemini-Titan 4 space flight,floats in zero gravity of space off the coast of California. The extravehicular activity was performed during t... More

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