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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA; ) is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and space research.

NASA was established in 1958, succeeding the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The new agency was to have a distinctly civilian orientation, encouraging peaceful applications in space science. Since its establishment, most US space exploration efforts have been led by NASA, including the Apollo Moon landing missions, the Skylab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. NASA is supporting the International Space Station and is overseeing the development of the Orion spacecraft, the Space Launch System, and Commercial Crew vehicles. The agency is also responsible for the Launch Services Program, which provides oversight of launch operations and countdown management for uncrewed NASA launches.

NASA science is focused on better understanding Earth through the Earth Observing System; advancing heliophysics through the efforts of the Science Mission Directorate's Heliophysics Research Program; exploring bodies throughout the Solar System with advanced robotic spacecraft such as New Horizons; and researching astrophysics topics, such as the Big Bang, through the Great Observatories and associated programs.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Endeavour is secured to a transporter for its move, or "rollover" from Orbiter Processing Facility-2 to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). In the VAB, Endeavour will be lifted into a high bay where it will be attached to its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters for its final mission, STS-134.      Endeavour and its STS-134 crew will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a high-pressure gas tank, additional spare parts for Dextre and micrometeoroid debris shields to the International Space Station. Launch is targeted for April 19 at 7:48 p.m. EDT. For more information visit, http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts134/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2011-1900

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Endeavour is secured to a transporter for its move, or "rollover" from Orbiter Processing Facility-2 to the Vehicle Assembly Buil... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, lifting and mating of a solid rocket booster to the GOES-O Delta IV rocket is scrubbed due to high winds on the pad. GOES–O is one of a series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites. The multi-mission GOES series N-P will be a vital contributor to weather, solar and space operations and science. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, are actively engaged in a cooperative program to expand the existing GOES system with the launch of the GOES N-P satellites. Launch of the GOES-O is targeted for no earlier than April 2009.    Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2009-1900

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force St...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, lifting and mating of a solid rocket booster to the GOES-O Delta IV rocket is scrubbed due to high winds on the pad. GOES–... more

STS-131 Discovery Lift & Mate to SRB/ET Stack 2010-1900

STS-131 Discovery Lift & Mate to SRB/ET Stack 2010-1900

STS-131 Discovery Lift & Mate to SRB/ET Stack

41G-71-1900-A_B - STS-41G

41G-71-1900-A_B - STS-41G

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-41G

Clouds on Hot Jupiters Illustration

Clouds on Hot Jupiters Illustration

Hot Jupiters are exoplanets that orbit their stars so tightly that their temperatures are extremely high, reaching over 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit (1600 Kelvin). They are also tidally locked, so one side of the p... 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

Ghostly Ring

Ghostly Ring

NASA Spitzer Space Telescope imaged the mysterious ring around magnetar SGR 1900+14 in infrared light. NASA/JPL-Caltech

41G-71-1901-A_B - STS-41G

41G-71-1901-A_B - STS-41G

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-41G

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

S08-37-1900 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-37-1900 - 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

OCO-2 Fairings being hoisted into MST

OCO-2 Fairings being hoisted into MST

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Workers attach half of the fairing for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, to a crane at Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California... more

S05-45-1900 - STS-005 - Blank

S05-45-1900 - STS-005 - Blank

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Blank (underexposed) Subject Terms: STS-5 Categories: Blank Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 70MM CT Preservati... more

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 17 Crew

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 17 Crew

ISS017-E-009777 (24 June 2008) --- Aeolian Islands, Italy are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 17 crewmember on the International Space Station. The Aeolian Islands formed from a chain of vo... more

Helicopter being used to lift air conditioner units up to the roof of buiding 50

Helicopter being used to lift air conditioner units up to the roof of ...

Helicopter being used to lift air conditioner units up to the roof of buiding 50 NASA Identifier: C-2004-1900

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 14 crew

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 14 crew

ISS014-E-07258 (4 Nov. 2006) --- Galveston, Texas is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 14 crewmember on the International Space Station (ISS). Mexico established a port of entry (known as Gal... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, United Space Alliance technicians monitor the progress as a large crane is lowered toward the right orbital maneuvering system OMS pod that will be installed on space shuttle Endeavour.      The OMS pod underwent complete deservicing and cleaning at White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico, part of the transition and retirement processing of each shuttle. Endeavour is being prepared for public display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Over the course of its 19-year career, Endeavour spent 299 days in space during 25 missions. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2012-1900

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA’s Kenn...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, United Space Alliance technicians monitor the progress as a large crane is lowered toward the right orbital man... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Seen  at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, this nine-banded armadillo may be looking for food.  Introduced to Florida in the early 1900's, this species is found statewide in areas with dense ground cover and sandy soil. Nine bands of plates cover the body from shoulder to hip and 12 bands cover the long tail. It has a small, tapered head and snout and a long tongue. Its ears are long and hairless. It has sparse white hairs on its belly. Its diet is composed of insects, especially beetles, and other invertebrates plus some plant foods such as cedars and beautyberries. It is primarily nocturnal, sedentary, solitary and a burrower. It digs a series of dens. The multiple entrances are usually protected by stumps, palmettos, or trees. Many other animals also use armadillo dens.  KSC shares a boundary with the Merritt Island Wildlife Nature Refuge. The refuge is a habitat for more than 310 species of birds, 25 mammals, 117 fishes and 65 amphibians and reptiles. In addition, the Refuge supports 19 endangered or threatened wildlife species on Federal or State lists, more than any other single refuge in the U.S.  Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-07pd0146

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Seen at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Seen at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, this nine-banded armadillo may be looking for food. Introduced to Florida in the early 1900's, this species is found statewide in areas with... more

AST-23-1900 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Clouds over Pacific Ocean

AST-23-1900 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, C...

The original database describes this as: Description: Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP),Clouds over Pacific Ocean. Image taken on Revolution 79. Original Film Magazine: CX-16,Laboratory Roll 23; Camera Data: Ha... more

Systems Engineering Retraining, orientation event

Systems Engineering Retraining, orientation event

Systems Engineering Retraining, orientation event NASA Identifier: C-2006-1900

1902 Wright Brothers' Glider Tests

1902 Wright Brothers' Glider Tests

(October 10, 1902) Historic photo of the Wright brothers' third test glider being launched at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, on October 10, 1902. Wilbur Wright is at the controls, Orville Wright is at left, ... more

41G-71-1903-A_B - STS-41G

41G-71-1903-A_B - STS-41G

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-41G

The Langley Aerodrome

The Langley Aerodrome

L90-4341: "The Langley Aerodrome, brainchild of a group led by Samuel Langley. Shortly after this photo was taken, the December 8, 1903, manned tests of the Aerodrome ended abruptly in failure, as it fell into ... more

Langley

Langley

Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834 - 1906) and Charles M. Manly (left) chief mechanic and pilot on board the houseboat which served to launch Langley's Aerodrome aircraft over the Potomac River in 1903. NASA Identif... more

The Langley Aerodrome

The Langley Aerodrome

Description: L90-4341: "The Langley Aerodrome, brainchild of a group led by Samuel Langley. Shortly after this photo was taken, the December 8, 1903, manned tests of the Aerodrome ended abruptly in failure, as ... more

Samuel Pierpont Langley and Charles M. Manly

Samuel Pierpont Langley and Charles M. Manly

Full Description: (c. 1903) Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906) with chief mechanic and pilot, Charles M. Manly...Image # L-1990-04340

Systems Engineering Retraining, orientation event

Systems Engineering Retraining, orientation event

Systems Engineering Retraining, orientation event NASA Identifier: C-2006-1903

Orville Wright in the Wright Flyer

Orville Wright in the Wright Flyer

This photo commemorates the first successful sustained powered flight by Orville Wright on December 17, 1903, in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Orville was at the controls and his brother, Wilbur, was runnin... more

CHARRED CELLULOSE FUEL SAMPLES

CHARRED CELLULOSE FUEL SAMPLES

CHARRED CELLULOSE FUEL SAMPLES NASA Identifier: C-2002-1903

The Wright Brothers' First Heavier-than-air Flight

The Wright Brothers' First Heavier-than-air Flight

Description (December 17, 1903) On December 17, 1903, at 10:30am at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, this airplane arose for a few seconds to make the first powered, heavier-than-air controlled flight in history. Th... more

Wilber and Orville Wright with Flyer II at Huffman Prairie

Wilber and Orville Wright with Flyer II at Huffman Prairie

(May 1, 1904) Wilbur and Orville Wright with the Flyer II at Huffman Prairie, outside of Dayton, Ohio, on May 1, 1904. ..The Wrights had a much more difficult time testing their aircraft at Huffman Prairie than... more

Wright Flyer Test Flights at Fort Myer, VA

Wright Flyer Test Flights at Fort Myer, VA

(September 3, 1908) The Wright Flyer demonstrations at Fort Myer, Virginia on September 3, 1908. In January 1908 the Wright Brothers submitted a bid to the U.S. War Department to design a plane for $25,000. Thi... more

AST-23-1910 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

AST-23-1910 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

Photographs of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

STS-132 ATLANTIS BASE PLATE/SALAD BOWL INSTALLATION 2010-1910

STS-132 ATLANTIS BASE PLATE/SALAD BOWL INSTALLATION 2010-1910

STS-132 ATLANTIS BASE PLATE/SALAD BOWL INSTALLATION

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Florida scrub jays scan their territory from a bush at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  As the name implies, the Florida scrub jay thrives in a scrub, which is an extremely dry habitat. Their ideal environment is a relatively open flatwoods of oak or sand pine scrub with trees less than 10 feet tall, wide apart and providing minimal canopy cover. The last recorded population count of Florida scrub jays is just a little over 2,000, mostly located at Kennedy but also in some scattered scrubs all over central and southern Florida.  Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2009-1910

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Florida scrub jays scan their territory from a ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Florida scrub jays scan their territory from a bush at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. As the name implies, the Florida scrub jay thrives in a scrub, which is an extremely dry ha... more

Dr. Goddar Observes Launch Site

Dr. Goddar Observes Launch Site

Dr. Robert H. Goddard observes the launch site from his launch control shack while standing by the firing control panel. From here he can fire, release, or stop testing if firing was unsatisfactory. Firing, rel... more

Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico

Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico

The Naica mine in Chihuahua, Mexico, with its enormous gypsum crystals, may well be called the "Queen of the Giant Crystals localities." Though the Naica mine is no show mine, but still a working lead-zinc mine... more

STB-SS-1910 / 08 / 07  STS-132 SSATA Crew Training - Crew Member Stephen Bowen

STB-SS-1910 / 08 / 07 STS-132 SSATA Crew Training - Crew Member Steph...

JSC2010-E-039450 (10 March 2010) --- NASA astronaut Steve Bowen, STS-132 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Article (... more

STB-SS-1910 / 08 / 07  STS-132 SSATA Crew Training - Crew Member Stephen Bowen

STB-SS-1910 / 08 / 07 STS-132 SSATA Crew Training - Crew Member Steph...

JSC2010-E-039464 (10 March 2010) --- NASA astronaut Steve Bowen, STS-132 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Article (... more

Crew Earth Observations over Utah taken during Expedition 12

Crew Earth Observations over Utah taken during Expedition 12

ISS012-E-05172 (14 October 2005) --- Navajo Mountain, Utah is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 12 crewmember on the international space station. According to scientists, the Colorado Plateau... more

41G-71-1910-A_B - STS-41G

41G-71-1910-A_B - STS-41G

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-41G

STB-SS-1910 / 08 / 07  STS-132 SSATA Crew Training - Crew Member: Garrett Reisman

STB-SS-1910 / 08 / 07 STS-132 SSATA Crew Training - Crew Member: Garr...

JSC2010-E-041279 (17 March 2010) --- NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman, STS-132 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Artic... more

OCO-2 Booster on Stand

OCO-2 Booster on Stand

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Preparations are underway to lift the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, into the mobile service tower at Spac... more

STB-SS-1910 / 08 / 07  STS-132 SSATA Crew Training - Crew Member Stephen Bowen

STB-SS-1910 / 08 / 07 STS-132 SSATA Crew Training - Crew Member Steph...

JSC2010-E-039451 (10 March 2010) --- NASA astronaut Steve Bowen, STS-132 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Article (... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, United Space Alliance technicians assist with removal of the large crane that was used to lift and move the right orbital maneuvering system OMS pod for installation on space shuttle Endeavour.        The OMS pod underwent complete deservicing and cleaning at White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico, part of the transition and retirement processing of each shuttle. Endeavour is being prepared for public display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Over the course of its 19-year career, Endeavour spent 299 days in space during 25 missions. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2012-1910

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA’s Kenn...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, United Space Alliance technicians assist with removal of the large crane that was used to lift and move the rig... more

STB-SS-1910 / 08 / 07  STS-132 SSATA Crew Training - Crew Member Stephen Bowen

STB-SS-1910 / 08 / 07 STS-132 SSATA Crew Training - Crew Member Steph...

JSC2010-E-039444 (10 March 2010) --- NASA astronaut Steve Bowen, STS-132 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Article (... more

1910:  At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 41/42 prime crewmembers Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (left), Elena Serova of Roscosmos (center) and NASA’s Barry Wilmore (right) listen to instructions from officials September 3 at the start of final qualification exams. They will launch September 26 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft for a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. Serova will become only the fourth Russian woman to fly in space and the first Russian woman to conduct a long duration mission on the station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e079010

1910: At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, ...

1910: At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 41/42 prime crewmembers Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (left), Elena Serova of Roscosmos (center) and ... more

S09-37-1910 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

S09-37-1910 - 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

STB-SS-1910 / 08 / 07  STS-132 SSATA Crew Training - Crew Member: Garrett Reisman

STB-SS-1910 / 08 / 07 STS-132 SSATA Crew Training - Crew Member: Garr...

JSC2010-E-041277 (17 March 2010) --- NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman, STS-132 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Artic... more

STB-SS-1910 / 08 / 07  STS-132 SSATA Crew Training - Crew Member Stephen Bowen

STB-SS-1910 / 08 / 07 STS-132 SSATA Crew Training - Crew Member Steph...

JSC2010-E-039462 (10 March 2010) --- NASA astronaut Steve Bowen, STS-132 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Article (... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The left spent booster used during space shuttle Discovery's final launch is guided into a hoisting slip at the Solid Rocket Booster Disassembly Facility at Hangar AF on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.        The shuttle's two solid rocket booster casings and associated flight hardware are recovered in the Atlantic Ocean after every launch by Freedom Star and Liberty Star. The boosters impact the Atlantic about seven minutes after liftoff and the retrieval ships are stationed about 10 miles from the impact area at the time of splashdown. After the spent segments are processed, they will be transported to Utah, where they will be refurbished and stored, if needed. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2011-1910

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The left spent booster used during space shutt...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The left spent booster used during space shuttle Discovery's final launch is guided into a hoisting slip at the Solid Rocket Booster Disassembly Facility at Hangar AF on Cape Canaveral A... more

S08-37-1910 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8

S08-37-1910 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8

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, CHALLENGER ... more

Orville Wrights Test His Glider at Kitty Hawk, NC

Orville Wrights Test His Glider at Kitty Hawk, NC

(October 24, 1911) This photograph of Orville Wright in his glider at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, was taken on October 24, 1911. His new glider broke all the previous gliding records by actually soaring and sta... more

OCO-2 Booster on Stand

OCO-2 Booster on Stand

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, is lifted from its transporter beside the mobile service tower at Space... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Technicians attach a Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne space shuttle main engine, or SSME, to an engine-handling device inside the SSME Processing Facility, the engine shop at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  Preparations are under way to rotate the engine into a horizontal position on a portable workstand.    The engine is one of the last SSMEs remaining at Kennedy and is being prepared for shipment to NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The first two groups of engines were shipped from Kennedy to Stennis in November 2011 and January 2012 the remaining engines are scheduled to depart on April 9.  Altogether, 15 shuttle-era engines will be stored at Stennis for reuse on NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket, under development. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2012-1912

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Technicians attach a Pratt and Whitney Rocketdy...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Technicians attach a Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne space shuttle main engine, or SSME, to an engine-handling device inside the SSME Processing Facility, the engine shop at NASA’s Kennedy S... more

OCO-2 Booster on Stand

OCO-2 Booster on Stand

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, is lifted from its transporter beside the mobile service tower at Space... more

STB-SS-1912 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-134 Greg Chamitoff

STB-SS-1912 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-134 Greg Chamitoff

JSC2010-E-060738 (29 April 2010) --- NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff, STS-134 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Articl... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The left spent booster used during space shuttle Discovery's final launch is guided into a hoisting slip at the Solid Rocket Booster Disassembly Facility at Hangar AF on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.      The shuttle's two solid rocket booster casings and associated flight hardware are recovered in the Atlantic Ocean after every launch by Freedom Star and Liberty Star. The boosters impact the Atlantic about seven minutes after liftoff and the retrieval ships are stationed about 10 miles from the impact area at the time of splashdown. After the spent segments are processed, they will be transported to Utah, where they will be refurbished and stored, if needed. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2011-1912

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The left spent booster used during space shutt...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The left spent booster used during space shuttle Discovery's final launch is guided into a hoisting slip at the Solid Rocket Booster Disassembly Facility at Hangar AF on Cape Canaveral A... more

Opportunity View After 72-Meter Drive, Sol 1912 Stereo

Opportunity View After 72-Meter Drive, Sol 1912 Stereo

NASA Opportunity had driven 72.3 meters southward 237 feet on June 10. Engineers drove the rover backward as a strategy to counteract an increase in the amount of current drawn by the drive motor of the right-f... more

Systems Engineering Retraining, orientation event

Systems Engineering Retraining, orientation event

Systems Engineering Retraining, orientation event NASA Identifier: C-2006-1912

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The second of two solid rocket boosters arrives on Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.  It is the rocket to be installed on the right side of the Delta IV launch vehicle for the GOES-O spacecraft. GOES–O is one of a series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites. The multi-mission GOES series N-P will be a vital contributor to weather, solar and space operations and science. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, are actively engaged in a cooperative program to expand the existing GOES system with the launch of the GOES N-P satellites. Launch of the GOES-O is targeted for no earlier than April 2009.    Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2009-1912

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The second of two solid rocket boosters arrives...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The second of two solid rocket boosters arrives on Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It is the rocket to be installed on the right side of the Delta IV launch... more

STS-132 ATLANTIS BASE PLATE/SALAD BOWL INSTALLATION 2010-1912

STS-132 ATLANTIS BASE PLATE/SALAD BOWL INSTALLATION 2010-1912

STS-132 ATLANTIS BASE PLATE/SALAD BOWL INSTALLATION

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Alaska

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Alaska

This image acquired by NASA Terra spacecraft is of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Located in Katmai National Park, Alaska, the park is filled with ash flows from the 1912 eruption of Novarupta. NASA/GSFC/ME... more

NASA Glenn Plum Brook Station Building Inventory 2007

NASA Glenn Plum Brook Station Building Inventory 2007

NASA Glenn Plum Brook Station Building Inventory 2007 NASA Identifier: C-2007-1912

S08-37-1912 - STS-008 - View of PFTA being lifted from Challenger's payload bay

S08-37-1912 - STS-008 - View of PFTA being lifted from Challenger's pa...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm reaching into the Challenger's payload bay to lift the payload flight test article (PFTA) for dynamic i... more

S09-37-1912 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

S09-37-1912 - 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

STB-SS-1912 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-134 Greg Chamitoff

STB-SS-1912 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-134 Greg Chamitoff

JSC2010-E-060735 (29 April 2010) --- NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff, STS-134 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Articl... more

STB-SS-1912 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-134 Greg Chamitoff

STB-SS-1912 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-134 Greg Chamitoff

JSC2010-E-060727 (29 April 2010) --- NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff, STS-134 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Articl... more

41G-71-1912-A_B - STS-41G

41G-71-1912-A_B - STS-41G

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-41G

HYBRID THERMAL CONTROL TESTING AT THE SUPPLEMENTAL MULTI LAYER INSULATION RESEARCH FACILITY - SEE ALSO C-1998-1923 THRU C-1998-1941

HYBRID THERMAL CONTROL TESTING AT THE SUPPLEMENTAL MULTI LAYER INSULAT...

HYBRID THERMAL CONTROL TESTING AT THE SUPPLEMENTAL MULTI LAYER INSULATION RESEARCH FACILITY - SEE ALSO C-1998-1923 THRU C-1998-1941 NASA Identifier: C-1998-1912

STATE OF THE CENTER 2002

STATE OF THE CENTER 2002

STATE OF THE CENTER 2002 NASA Identifier: C-2002-1912

MOD-1 WIND TURBINE BLADE INSTALLATION IN BOONE NORTH CAROLINA

MOD-1 WIND TURBINE BLADE INSTALLATION IN BOONE NORTH CAROLINA

MOD-1 WIND TURBINE BLADE INSTALLATION IN BOONE NORTH CAROLINA NASA Identifier: C-1979-1912

Opportunity View After 72-Meter Drive, Sol 1912 Vertical

Opportunity View After 72-Meter Drive, Sol 1912 Vertical

NASA Opportunity had driven 72.3 meters southward 237 feet that sol. Engineers drove the rover backward as a strategy to counteract an increase in the amount of current drawn by the drive motor of the right-fro... more

AST-23-1912 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

AST-23-1912 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

Photographs of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

Opportunity View After 72-Meter Drive, Sol 1912 Polar

Opportunity View After 72-Meter Drive, Sol 1912 Polar

NASA Opportunity had driven 72.3 meters southward 237 feet that sol. Engineers drove the rover backward as a strategy to counteract an increase in the amount of current drawn by the drive motor of the right-fro... more

Opportunity View After 72-Meter Drive, Sol 1912

Opportunity View After 72-Meter Drive, Sol 1912

NASA Opportunity had driven 72.3 meters southward 237 feet that sol. Engineers drove the rover backward as a strategy to counteract an increase in the amount of current drawn by the drive motor of the right-fro... more

OCO-2 Booster on Stand

OCO-2 Booster on Stand

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, hangs in a vertical position beside the mobile service tower at Space L... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Workers install hoisting ropes around the left spent booster used during space shuttle Discovery's final launch at the Solid Rocket Booster Disassembly Facility at Hangar AF on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.          The shuttle's two solid rocket booster casings and associated flight hardware are recovered in the Atlantic Ocean after every launch by Freedom Star and Liberty Star. The boosters impact the Atlantic about seven minutes after liftoff and the retrieval ships are stationed about 10 miles from the impact area at the time of splashdown. After the spent segments are processed, they will be transported to Utah, where they will be refurbished and stored, if needed. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2011-1914

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Workers install hoisting ropes around the left...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Workers install hoisting ropes around the left spent booster used during space shuttle Discovery's final launch at the Solid Rocket Booster Disassembly Facility at Hangar AF on Cape Cana... more

STS072-391-014 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-391-014 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-72 Mission Specialists Leroy Chiao (EV1) and Dan Barry (EV2), suited in extravehicular mobility units (EMUs), install the Rigid Umbilical (RU) acros... more

STS072-391-015 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-391-015 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-72 Mission Specialists Leroy Chiao (EV1) and Dan Barry (EV2), suited in extravehicular mobility units (EMUs), install the Rigid Umbilical (RU) acros... more

STS072-391-021 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-391-021 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-72 Mission Specialists Leroy Chiao, on the Portable Work Platform (PWP), adjusts the cable caddy in preparation of installation. Subject Terms: ST... more

Earth observations taken by the Expedition 14 crew

Earth observations taken by the Expedition 14 crew

ISS014-E-14618 (23 Feb. 2007) --- Maracaibo City and Oil Slick, Venezuela are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 14 crewmember on the International Space Station. This view depicts the narrow ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the second of two solid rocket boosters is raised from its transporter. The rocket will be lifted into the mobile service tower and installed on the right side of the Delta IV launch vehicle for the GOES-O spacecraft. GOES–O is one of a series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites. The multi-mission GOES series N-P will be a vital contributor to weather, solar and space operations and science. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, are actively engaged in a cooperative program to expand the existing GOES system with the launch of the GOES N-P satellites. Launch of the GOES-O is targeted for no earlier than April 2009.    Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2009-1914

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force St...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the second of two solid rocket boosters is raised from its transporter. The rocket will be lifted into the mobile service ... more

STB-SS-1914 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-133 (B. A. Drew)

STB-SS-1914 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-133 (B. A. Drew)

JSC2010-E-101128 (24 June 2010) --- NASA astronaut Alvin Drew, STS-133 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Article (SS... more

S08-37-1914 - STS-008 - View of PFTA being lifted from Challenger's payload bay

S08-37-1914 - STS-008 - View of PFTA being lifted from Challenger's pa...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Dark view of unidentified crewmember working the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) controls, with a portion of the RMS arm in the overhead window. Subjec... more

STS072-391-012 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-391-012 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-72 Mission Specialists Leroy Chiao (EV1) and Dan Barry (EV2), suited in extravehicular mobility units (EMUs), install the Rigid Umbilical (RU) acros... more

STB-SS-1914 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-133 (B. A. Drew)

STB-SS-1914 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-133 (B. A. Drew)

JSC2010-E-101137 (24 June 2010) --- NASA astronaut Alvin Drew, STS-133 mission specialist, is visible on the screens in the Space Station Airlock Test Article (SSATA) Control Room in the Crew Systems Laboratory... more

STB-SS-1914 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-133 (B. A. Drew)

STB-SS-1914 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-133 (B. A. Drew)

JSC2010-E-101111 (24 June 2010) --- NASA astronaut Alvin Drew, STS-133 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Article (SS... more

STS072-391-022 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-391-022 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-72 Mission Specialists Leroy Chiao, on the Portable Work Platform (PWP), adjusts the cable caddy in preparation of installation. Subject Terms: ST... more

STS072-391-013 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-391-013 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-72 Mission Specialists Leroy Chiao (EV1) and Dan Barry (EV2), suited in extravehicular mobility units (EMUs), install the Rigid Umbilical (RU) acros... more

41G-71-1914-A_B - STS-41G

41G-71-1914-A_B - STS-41G

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-41G

STS072-391-018 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-391-018 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-72 Mission Specialists Dan Barry (EV2), suited in extravehicular mobility units (EMUs), install the Rigid Umbilical (RU) across the payload bay. Su... more

STS072-391-023 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-391-023 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-72 Mission Specialists Leroy Chiao, on the Portable Work Platform (PWP), adjusts the cable caddy in preparation of installation. Subject Terms: ST... more

STB-SS-1914 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-133 (B. A. Drew)

STB-SS-1914 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-133 (B. A. Drew)

JSC2010-E-101116 (24 June 2010) --- NASA astronaut Alvin Drew, STS-133 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Article (SS... more

STS072-391-011 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first EVA of STS-72 mission

STS072-391-011 - STS-072 - EMU suited astronaut activity during first ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-72 Mission Specialists Leroy Chiao (EV1) and Dan Barry (EV2), suited in extravehicular mobility units (EMUs), install the Rigid Umbilical (RU) acros... more