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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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KSC WILDLIFE - NEW EAGLE NEST - ARMADILLO 2010-1806

KSC WILDLIFE - NEW EAGLE NEST - ARMADILLO 2010-1806

KSC WILDLIFE - NEW EAGLE NEST - ARMADILLO

Early Rockets, NASA history collection

Early Rockets, NASA history collection

During the 19th century, rocket enthusiasts and inventors began to appear in almost every country. Some people thought these early rocket pioneers were geniuses, and others thought they were crazy. Claude Ruggi... More

Early Rockets, NASA history collection

Early Rockets, NASA history collection

Sir William Congreve developed a rocket with a range of about 9,000 feet. The incendiary rocket used black powder, an iron case, and a 16-foot guide stick. In 1806, British used Congreve rockets to attack Napol... More

Wildlife Remote Camera is triggered by wildlife 2012-1807

Wildlife Remote Camera is triggered by wildlife 2012-1807

Wildlife Remote Camera is triggered by wildlife

KSC-07PD-1807, NASA history collection

KSC-07PD-1807, NASA history collection

Official portrait of William W. "Bill" Parsons, director of the John F. Kennedy Space Center.

GSDO PDR (Preliminary Design Review) Morning Meeting

GSDO PDR (Preliminary Design Review) Morning Meeting

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Ground Systems Development and Operations, or GSDO, Program completed its preliminary design review which allows development of the ground systems to proceed to detailed design. Repre... More

Very Dusty Solar Panel on Spirit, Sol 1811

Very Dusty Solar Panel on Spirit, Sol 1811

Very Dusty Solar Panel on Spirit, Sol 1811 NASA/JPL-Caltech

Early Rockets, NASA history collection

Early Rockets, NASA history collection

During the early introduction of rockets to Europe, they were used only as weapons. Enemy troops in India repulsed the British with rockets. Later, in Britain, Sir William Congreve developed a rocket that could... More

Early Rockets, NASA history collection

Early Rockets, NASA history collection

The British fired Congreve rockets against the United States in the War of 1812. As a result Francis Scott Key coined the phrase the "rocket's red glare." Congreve had used a 16-foot guide stick to help stabili... More

Early Rockets, NASA history collection

Early Rockets, NASA history collection

As far back as 1821, sailors hunted whales using rocket-propelled harpoons. These rocket harpoons were launched from a shoulder-held tube equipped with a circular black shield.

Spirit View Beside Home Plate on Sol 1823  Stereo

Spirit View Beside Home Plate on Sol 1823 Stereo

NASA Mars Exploration Rover Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images that have been combined into this stereo, 180-degree view of the rover surroundings on Feb. 17, 2009. 3D glasses are necessary to... More

41B-37-1825 - STS-41B

41B-37-1825 - STS-41B

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

AST-22-1830 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

AST-22-1830 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

Photographs of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition:  Evolution Team 1834 - NASA/Google/NASA Robotics Education FIRST Spnsorship program/San Jose Job Corps/MetroED & SIA Tech, San Jose, California (CA)s Cheezy Poofs team-1834 ARC-2007-ACD07-0049-033

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition: Evolution Team 18...

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition: Evolution Team 1834 - NASA/Google/NASA Robotics Education FIRST Spnsorship program/San Jose Job Corps/MetroED & SIA Tech, San Jose, California (CA)s Cheezy P... More

T&R Endeavour, LH Oms Pod Lift and Move for Installation 2012-1834

T&R Endeavour, LH Oms Pod Lift and Move for Installation 2012-1834

T&R Endeavour, LH Oms Pod Lift and Move for Installation

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

Morpheus Alhat Integrated and Laser Test

Morpheus Alhat Integrated and Laser Test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Engineers run an automated landing and hazard avoidance technology, or ALHAT, and laser test on the Project Morpheus prototype lander at a new launch site at the north end of the Shuttle ... More

AST-22-1835 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

AST-22-1835 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project

Photographs of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

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

"Name the Rovers" contest, NASA history collection

"Name the Rovers" contest, NASA history collection

Sofi Collis, the third grade student winner of the "Name the Rovers" contest, poses with a model of a rover. The names she proposed -- Spirit and Opportunity -- were announced today in a press conference held b... 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

Early Rockets, NASA history collection

Early Rockets, NASA history collection

By the end of the 19th century, soldiers, sailors, and practical and not-so practical inventors, had developed a stake in rocketry. Skillful theorists, like Konstantian Tsiolkovsky in Russia, were examining the... 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

Glenn Research Center Director presents the "Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service"

Glenn Research Center Director presents the "Presidential Rank Award f...

Glenn Research Center Director presents the "Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service" NASA Identifier: C-2006-1840

Early Rockets, NASA history collection

Early Rockets, NASA history collection

In the 19th Century, experiments in America, Europe, and elsewhere attempted to build postal rockets to deliver mail from one location to another. The idea was more novel than successful. Many stamps used in th... More

T&R Endeavour, LH Oms Pod Lift and Move for Installation 2012-1840

T&R Endeavour, LH Oms Pod Lift and Move for Installation 2012-1840

T&R Endeavour, LH Oms Pod Lift and Move for Installation

T&R Endeavour, LH Oms Pod Lift and Move for Installation 2012-1841

T&R Endeavour, LH Oms Pod Lift and Move for Installation 2012-1841

T&R Endeavour, LH Oms Pod Lift and Move for Installation

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

THIN FILM STRAIN GAUGED IN 718 BAR

THIN FILM STRAIN GAUGED IN 718 BAR

THIN FILM STRAIN GAUGED IN 718 BAR NASA Identifier: C-1998-1841

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Official portrait of Roy D. Bridges Jr., director of Kennedy Space Center. KSC-97PC-1842

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Official portrait of Roy D. Bridges Jr.,...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Official portrait of Roy D. Bridges Jr., director of Kennedy Space Center.

Time for a Change; Spirit View on Sol 1843 Vertical

Time for a Change; Spirit View on Sol 1843 Vertical

Time for a Change; Spirit View on Sol 1843 Vertical NASA/JPL-Caltech

T&R Endeavour, LH Oms Pod Lift and Move for Installation 2012-1843

T&R Endeavour, LH Oms Pod Lift and Move for Installation 2012-1843

T&R Endeavour, LH Oms Pod Lift and Move for Installation

OCO-2 1st Stage Booster Preps

OCO-2 1st Stage Booster Preps

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A worker in the Horizontal Integration Facility inspects the Delta first-stage booster for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, before its move to Space La... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The left spent booster from space shuttle Discovery's final launch is seen floating on the water's surface while pumps on Freedom Star, one of NASA's solid rocket booster retrieval ships, push debris and water out of the booster, replacing with air to facilitate floating for its return to Port Canaveral in Florida.                The shuttle’s two solid rocket booster casings and associated flight hardware are recovered in the Atlantic Ocean after every launch by Liberty Star and Freedom 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/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2011-1845

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The left spent booster from space shuttle Disc...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The left spent booster from space shuttle Discovery's final launch is seen floating on the water's surface while pumps on Freedom Star, one of NASA's solid rocket booster retrieval ships... More

S08-50-1849 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-50-1849 - 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 Fairing Bi-Sector Halves Transport

OCO-2 Fairing Bi-Sector Halves Transport

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Both halves of the fairing for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, are delivered to Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Ope... More

S05-45-1849 - STS-005 - Dark view of payload bay and orbiter wing

S05-45-1849 - STS-005 - Dark view of payload bay and orbiter wing

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Dark view of payload bay lights and a portion of the space shuttle Columbia's wing. Subject Terms: WINGS, PAYLOAD BAY, STS-5, COLUMBIA (ORBITER) Categ... More

AST-22-1850 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, Out of Focus, Black Sea

AST-22-1850 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project - Apollo Soyuz Test Project, O...

The original database describes this as: Description: Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP),Out of Focus,Black Sea. Image taken on Revolution 135. Original Film Magazine: CX-13,Laboratory Roll 22; Camera Data: Hass... 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

Globular Cluster NGC 1851 in the Southern Constellation Columba

Globular Cluster NGC 1851 in the Southern Constellation Columba

This ultraviolet image from NASA Galaxy Evolution Explorer is of the globular cluster NGC 1851 in the southern constellation Columba. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A crane is employed to lift half of the fairing for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, into a vertical position at Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg A... More

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Half of the fairing for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, is lifted toward the environmental enclosure, or clean room, at the top of the Delta II launch... More

Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

STS009-46-1856 (28 Nov-8 Dec 1983) --- East of the Australian state of Queensland lies the worlds largest reef. The Great Barrier Reef. A portion of the reef is seen. Although beautiful from space, coral re... More

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Half of the fairing for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, arrives at the portal to the environmental enclosure, or clean room, at the top of the Delta I... More

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Half of the fairing for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, is positioned into the environmental enclosure, or clean room, at the top of the Delta II laun... More

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Workers maneuver half of the fairing for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, newly arrived at Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in Calif... More

S08-50-1860 - STS-008 - Earth observations taken during STS-8 mission

S08-50-1860 - 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

Hispanic Recognition Ceremony, NASA history collection

Hispanic Recognition Ceremony, NASA history collection

Hispanic Recognition Ceremony NASA Identifier: C-2006-1861

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Workers maneuver half of the fairing for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, newly arrived at Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in Calif... More

View Ahead After Spirit Sol 1861 Drive

View Ahead After Spirit Sol 1861 Drive

View Ahead After Spirit Sol 1861 Drive NASA/JPL-Caltech

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Workers attach a crane onto half of the fairing for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, newly arrived at Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg Air Force Ba... More

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A crane lifts half of the fairing for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, up the side of the mobile service tower at Space Launch Complex 2 on Vandenberg ... More

Early Rockets, NASA history collection

Early Rockets, NASA history collection

Jules Verne published his first science fiction novel in 1865 called "From the Earth to the Moon." As shown here in an illustration, passengers in Verne's space ship enjoy their first taste of weightlessness.

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Workers transfer half of the fairing for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, into the environmental enclosure, or clean room, at the top of the Delta II l... More

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

OCO-2: Hoisting the Fairing Halves up the MST

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Both halves of the fairing for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, or OCO-2, have arrived in the environmental enclosure, or clean room, at the top of the Delta II ... More

Spirit Look Ahead After Sol 1866 Drive

Spirit Look Ahead After Sol 1866 Drive

This scene combines three frames taken by the navigation camera on NASA Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during the 1,866th Martian day, or sol, of Spirit mission on Mars April 3, 2009. It spans 120 degrees, with ... More

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- As the sun rises, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is silhouetted against the early morning sky.            The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by the U.S. Air Force. In 2000, the Coast Guard transferred ownership of the lighthouse structure and its grounds to the Air Force, which is now responsible for maintaining it. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to operate the modern first-order beacon as an active navigational aid. The first lighthouse at Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil.  In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse finally was finished in 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to its new home about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-3662

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- As the sun rises, the Cape C...

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- As the sun rises, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is silhouetted against the early morning sky. The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by t... More

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- A warm glow envelopes the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse as dawn breaks and a full moon still shines overhead. The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by the U.S. Air Force. In 2000, the Coast Guard transferred ownership of the lighthouse structure and its grounds to the Air Force, which is now responsible for maintaining it. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to operate the modern first-order beacon as an active navigational aid. The first lighthouse at Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil.  In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse finally was finished in 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to its new home about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-3672

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- A warm glow envelopes the Ca...

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- A warm glow envelopes the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse as dawn breaks and a full moon still shines overhead. The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by ... More

Visit by Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Committee on Science U.S. House of Representatives to NASA Glenn Research Center on September 25, 2006

Visit by Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Committ...

Visit by Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Committee on Science U.S. House of Representatives to NASA Glenn Research Center on September 25, 2006 NASA Identifier: C-2006-1868

Sonic boom transport model, NASA history collection

Sonic boom transport model, NASA history collection

.005 inch x 1 inch sonic boom transport scale model. NASA Identifier: L61-1868

FIRST Robotics Competition  'Lunacy'  hosted by NASA at San Jose State University Event Center. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology let the games begin. Ames Space Cookies team #1868 on the floor ARC-2009-ACD09-0049-006

FIRST Robotics Competition 'Lunacy' hosted by NASA at San Jose State...

FIRST Robotics Competition 'Lunacy' hosted by NASA at San Jose State University Event Center. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology let the games begin. Ames Space Cookies team #1868 on the floor

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition:  Battle on! teams 1516 Grizzles, 1868 Space Cookies, 668 The Apes of Wrath ARC-2007-ACD07-0049-043

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition: Battle on! teams ...

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition: Battle on! teams 1516 Grizzles, 1868 Space Cookies, 668 The Apes of Wrath

Magnitude 8.0 Earthquake off the Coast of Peru: Image of the Day

Magnitude 8.0 Earthquake off the Coast of Peru: Image of the Day

On August 15, 2007, at 6:40 p.m. local time, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Peru, 45 kilometers (25 miles) west-northwest of Chincha Alta, and 150 kilometers (95 miles) south-southeast of L... More

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology; FIRST Robotics Competition 2010 Silicon Valley Regional held at San Jose State University, San Jose, California  team 1868, 100, and 675 ARC-2010-ACD10-0052-077

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology; FIRST Robot...

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology; FIRST Robotics Competition 2010 Silicon Valley Regional held at San Jose State University, San Jose, California team 1868, 100, and 675

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. – The Cape Canaveral Air Force Station lighthouse takes on a warm glow as dawn breaks and a full moon still shines in the background. The Canaveral light is the only one owned by the U.S. Air Force.      In 2000, the Coast Guard transferred ownership of the lighthouse structure and its grounds to the Air Force, which is now responsible for maintaining it. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to operate the beacon as an active navigational aid. The first lighthouse at Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil. In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse finally was finished in 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to its new home about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-6309

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. – The Cape Canaveral Air Force ...

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. – The Cape Canaveral Air Force Station lighthouse takes on a warm glow as dawn breaks and a full moon still shines in the background. The Canaveral light is the only one o... More

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- As the sun rises, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is silhouetted against the early morning sky.        The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by the U.S. Air Force. In 2000, the Coast Guard transferred ownership of the lighthouse structure and its grounds to the Air Force, which is now responsible for maintaining it. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to operate the modern first-order beacon as an active navigational aid. The first lighthouse at Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil.  In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse finally was finished in 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to its new home about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-3664

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- As the sun rises, the Cape C...

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- As the sun rises, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is silhouetted against the early morning sky. The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by the U... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The historic Cape Canaveral Light on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida serves as a navigational aid for boaters and fishing interests along Florida's Atlantic coast. The U.S. Coast Guard operates the lighthouse's beacon the U.S. Air Force owns the lighthouse.    The first lighthouse on Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil. In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse was not finished until 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to a new location about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. For more information on the lighthouse, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/history/lighthouse.html. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2014-3142

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The historic Cape Canaveral Light on Cape Cana...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The historic Cape Canaveral Light on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida serves as a navigational aid for boaters and fishing interests along Florida's Atlantic coast. The U.S. C... More

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- The lantern room of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, with its modern first-order optic, takes on a warm glow as dawn breaks and a full moon still shines overhead. The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by the U.S. Air Force. In 2000, the Coast Guard transferred ownership of the lighthouse structure and its grounds to the Air Force, which is now responsible for maintaining it. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to operate the beacon as an active navigational aid. The first lighthouse at Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil.  In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse finally was finished in 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to its new home about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-3674

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- The lantern room of the Cape...

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- The lantern room of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, with its modern first-order optic, takes on a warm glow as dawn breaks and a full moon still shines overhead. The Can... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA.  - At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,  workers help place the lamp room detached from the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse onto a flat bed truck.  It will be moved to a facility near Cape Canaveral for repairs and renovation. Leaks in the roof allowed moisture to seep in. The lamp room is being removed for repairs and refurbishment.  In addition, the original brass roof will be restored and put back in place. The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is the only operational lighthouse owned by the Air Force. It was first erected in 1868 near the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.  Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd0456

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, wo...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, workers help place the lamp room detached from the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse onto a flat bed truck. It will be moved to a facility near Cape ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The U.S. Coast Guard operates the beacon of the historic Cape Canaveral Light as an active navigational aid. The lighthouse resides on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and is owned by the U.S. Air Force.    The first lighthouse on Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil. In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse was not finished until 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to a new location about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. For more information on the lighthouse, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/history/lighthouse.html. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2014-3139

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The U.S. Coast Guard operates the beacon of th...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The U.S. Coast Guard operates the beacon of the historic Cape Canaveral Light as an active navigational aid. The lighthouse resides on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and is ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Natural vegetation surrounds the historic Cape Canaveral Light on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The low structure to the right of the lighthouse is the original oil house. The U.S. Air Force now owns the lighthouse.    The first lighthouse on Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil. In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse was not finished until 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to a new location about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. For more information on the lighthouse, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/history/lighthouse.html. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2014-3143

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Natural vegetation surrounds the historic Cape...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Natural vegetation surrounds the historic Cape Canaveral Light on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The low structure to the right of the lighthouse is the original oil house.... More

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition: Space Cookies - Team 1868 - NASA Ames Research Center & Girl Scouts, Moffett Field, California (CA) ARC-2007-ACD07-0049-066

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition: Space Cookies - Te...

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition: Space Cookies - Team 1868 - NASA Ames Research Center & Girl Scouts, Moffett Field, California (CA)

Presentation of NASA Peer Award

Presentation of NASA Peer Award

Presentation of NASA Peer Award NASA Identifier: C-2004-1868

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition: Space Cookies -  Battle on! teams 1516 Grizzles, 1868 Space Cookies, 668 The Apes of Wrath ARC-2007-ACD07-0049-042

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition: Space Cookies - B...

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition: Space Cookies - Battle on! teams 1516 Grizzles, 1868 Space Cookies, 668 The Apes of Wrath

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  A crane lifts a refurbished lantern to place on top of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, capping more than a year's work toward a $1 million restoration of the 150-year-old beacon.  The work included sandblasting the metal shell and filling the corrosion pits with epoxy, refurbishing the balcony and repairing the lantern.  To further the restoration, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation plans to rebuild the lighthouse keeper's quarters from the original plans, as well as establish space for its archives and develop a meeting place.  The only lighthouse in the nation operated by the Air Force, it began guiding mariners in 1868.  An encroaching sea caused it to be moved inland and it was re-lighted in 1894 at its present location. The refurbishment was sponsored by the U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing, whose officials said they wanted to help preserve the area's history.  The original brass roof, which had been in storage since its removal years ago, has been restored and once again tops the lighthouse.  As it is an active aid to navigation, the U.S. Coast Guard continues to be responsible for the optic, or light, which has a range of up to 22 nautical miles.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0575

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A crane lifts a refurbished lantern to ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A crane lifts a refurbished lantern to place on top of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, capping more than a year's work toward a $1 million restoration of the 150-year-old beacon. ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  A crane lifts a refurbished lantern to place on top of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, capping more than a year's work toward a $1 million restoration of the 150-year-old beacon.  The work included sandblasting the metal shell and filling the corrosion pits with epoxy, refurbishing the balcony and repairing the lantern.  To further the restoration, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation plans to rebuild the lighthouse keeper's quarters from the original plans, as well as establish space for its archives and develop a meeting place.  The only lighthouse in the nation operated by the Air Force, it began guiding mariners in 1868.  An encroaching sea caused it to be moved inland and it was re-lighted in 1894 at its present location. The refurbishment was sponsored by the U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing, whose officials said they wanted to help preserve the area's history.  The original brass roof, which had been in storage since its removal years ago, has been restored and once again tops the lighthouse.  As it is an active aid to navigation, the U.S. Coast Guard continues to be responsible for the optic, or light, which has a range of up to 22 nautical miles.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0577

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A crane lifts a refurbished lantern to ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A crane lifts a refurbished lantern to place on top of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, capping more than a year's work toward a $1 million restoration of the 150-year-old beacon. ... More

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- The lantern room of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, with its modern first-order optic, takes on a warm glow as dawn breaks and a full moon still shines overhead. The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by the U.S. Air Force. In 2000, the Coast Guard transferred ownership of the lighthouse structure and its grounds to the Air Force, which is now responsible for maintaining it. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to operate the beacon as an active navigational aid. The first lighthouse at Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil.  In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse finally was finished in 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to its new home about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-3673

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- The lantern room of the Cape...

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- The lantern room of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, with its modern first-order optic, takes on a warm glow as dawn breaks and a full moon still shines overhead. The Can... More

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- As the sun rises, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is silhouetted against the early morning sky.      The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by the U.S. Air Force. In 2000, the Coast Guard transferred ownership of the lighthouse structure and its grounds to the Air Force, which is now responsible for maintaining it. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to operate the modern first-order beacon as an active navigational aid. The first lighthouse at Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil.  In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse finally was finished in 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to its new home about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-3666

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- As the sun rises, the Cape C...

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- As the sun rises, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is silhouetted against the early morning sky. The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by the U.S... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The historic Cape Canaveral Light, now owned by the U.S. Air Force, has resided in its current spot on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida since 1894.    The first lighthouse on Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil. In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse was not finished until 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to a new location about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. For more information on the lighthouse, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/history/lighthouse.html. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2014-3140

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The historic Cape Canaveral Light, now owned b...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The historic Cape Canaveral Light, now owned by the U.S. Air Force, has resided in its current spot on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida since 1894. The first lighthouse on ... More

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- A warm glow envelopes the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse as dawn breaks over the Cape..                The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by the U.S. Air Force. In 2000, the Coast Guard transferred ownership of the lighthouse structure and its grounds to the Air Force, which is now responsible for maintaining it. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to operate the modern first-order beacon as an active navigational aid. The first lighthouse at Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil.  In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse finally was finished in 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to its new home about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-3669

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- A warm glow envelopes the Ca...

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- A warm glow envelopes the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse as dawn breaks over the Cape.. The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by the U.S.... More

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition: Space Cookies - Team 1868 - NASA Ames Research Center & Girl Scouts, Moffett Field, California (CA) ARC-2007-ACD07-0049-065

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition: Space Cookies - Te...

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition: Space Cookies - Team 1868 - NASA Ames Research Center & Girl Scouts, Moffett Field, California (CA)

FIRST Robotics Competition  'Lunacy'  hosted by NASA at San Jose State University Event Center. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology let the games begin. GRT of Gunn High School #192 in forground, Ames Space Cookies team #1868 in middle, Ragin' C-Biscuits of San Ramon Valley High team #1280 in background ARC-2009-ACD09-0049-099

FIRST Robotics Competition 'Lunacy' hosted by NASA at San Jose State...

FIRST Robotics Competition 'Lunacy' hosted by NASA at San Jose State University Event Center. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology let the games begin. GRT of Gunn High School #192 in for... More

FREEZING RAIN AND DRIZZLE FOR SUPER COOLED LARGE DROPLET ICING RESEARCH FLIGHT TEST PROJECT

FREEZING RAIN AND DRIZZLE FOR SUPER COOLED LARGE DROPLET ICING RESEARC...

FREEZING RAIN AND DRIZZLE FOR SUPER COOLED LARGE DROPLET ICING RESEARCH FLIGHT TEST PROJECT NASA Identifier: GRC-C-1999-1868

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition: Space Cookies - Team 1868  NASA Ames Research Center & Girl Scouts, Moffett Field, California (CA) ARC-2007-ACD07-0049-040

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition: Space Cookies - Te...

Silicon Valley FIRST Regional Robotics competition: Space Cookies - Team 1868 NASA Ames Research Center & Girl Scouts, Moffett Field, California (CA)

University of Colorado Mach 6 waverider model

University of Colorado Mach 6 waverider model

Waverider model being tested in the NASA LaRC 20-Inch Mach 6 Tunnel for Mr. Rolf Miller of the University of Colorado. Building 1247 D, room 108. NASA Identifier: L97-1868

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology; FIRST Robotics Competition 2010 Silicon Valley Regional held at San Jose State University, San Jose, California  NASA Ames Space Cookies Team 1868 and WildHats of Woodside H.S. & Carlmont H. S. & Sequoia H.S & Sequoia H.S. District, CA - Team 100 ARC-2010-ACD10-0052-067

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology; FIRST Robot...

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology; FIRST Robotics Competition 2010 Silicon Valley Regional held at San Jose State University, San Jose, California NASA Ames Space Cookies Team 1868 and ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. – The Cape Canaveral Air Force Station lighthouse takes on a warm glow as dawn breaks and a full moon still shines in the background. The Canaveral light is the only one owned by the U.S. Air Force.      In 2000, the Coast Guard transferred ownership of the lighthouse structure and its grounds to the Air Force, which is now responsible for maintaining it. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to operate the beacon as an active navigational aid. The first lighthouse at Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil. In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse finally was finished in 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to its new home about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-6310

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. – The Cape Canaveral Air Force ...

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. – The Cape Canaveral Air Force Station lighthouse takes on a warm glow as dawn breaks and a full moon still shines in the background. The Canaveral light is the only one o... More

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- As the sun rises, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is silhouetted against the early morning sky.          The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by the U.S. Air Force. In 2000, the Coast Guard transferred ownership of the lighthouse structure and its grounds to the Air Force, which is now responsible for maintaining it. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to operate the modern first-order beacon as an active navigational aid. The first lighthouse at Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil.  In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse finally was finished in 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to its new home about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-3663

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- As the sun rises, the Cape C...

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- As the sun rises, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is silhouetted against the early morning sky. The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by the... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA.  - At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, workers secure the lamp room detached from the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse onto a flat bed truck.  Leaks in the roof allowed moisture to seep in.  The lamp room will be moved to a facility near Cape Canaveral for repairs and renovation. The lamp room is being removed for repairs and refurbishment.  In addition, the original brass roof will be restored and put back in place. The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is the only operational lighthouse owned by the Air Force. It was first erected in 1868 near the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.  Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd0457

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, wor...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, workers secure the lamp room detached from the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse onto a flat bed truck. Leaks in the roof allowed moisture to seep in.... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A daisy thrives amidst the natural vegetation surrounding the historic Cape Canaveral Light on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The lighthouse currently is owned by the U.S. Air Force.     The first lighthouse on Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil. In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse was not finished until 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to a new location about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. For more information on the lighthouse, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/history/lighthouse.html. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2014-3144

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A daisy thrives amidst the natural vegetation ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A daisy thrives amidst the natural vegetation surrounding the historic Cape Canaveral Light on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The lighthouse currently is owned by the U.S. ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA.  - At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,  workers below help guide the detached lamp room from the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse onto the ground.  Leaks in the roof allowed moisture to seep in.   The lamp room is being removed for repairs and refurbishment.  In addition, the original brass roof will be restored and put back in place. The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is the only operational lighthouse owned by the Air Force. It was first erected in 1868 near the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.  Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd0455

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, wo...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, workers below help guide the detached lamp room from the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse onto the ground. Leaks in the roof allowed moisture to see... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA.  - At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, workers get ready to attach a crane to the top of the lamp room on the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. Leaks in the roof allowed moisture to seep in.  The lamp room is being removed for repairs and refurbishment.  In addition, the original brass roof will be restored and put back in place. The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is the only operational lighthouse owned by the Air Force. It was first erected in 1868 near the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.  Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd0452

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, wor...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, workers get ready to attach a crane to the top of the lamp room on the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. Leaks in the roof allowed moisture to seep in... More

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. – This view looking up contrasts the black and white lighthouse at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station against the Florida sky. The Canaveral light is the only one owned by the U.S. Air Force.      In 2000, the Coast Guard transferred ownership of the lighthouse structure and its grounds to the Air Force, which is now responsible for maintaining it. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to operate the beacon as an active navigational aid. The first lighthouse at Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil. In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse finally was finished in 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to its new home about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-6307

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. – This view looking up contrast...

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. – This view looking up contrasts the black and white lighthouse at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station against the Florida sky. The Canaveral light is the only one owned by t... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Reconstruction from the original architectural plans of the keeper's house, next to the historic Cape Canaveral Light on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, is planned by the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation. The lighthouse currently is owned by the U.S. Air Force.    The first lighthouse on Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil. In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse was not finished until 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to a new location about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. For more information on the lighthouse, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/history/lighthouse.html. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2014-3141

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Reconstruction from the original architectural...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Reconstruction from the original architectural plans of the keeper's house, next to the historic Cape Canaveral Light on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, is planned by the Ca... More

FIRST Robotics Competition  'Lunacy'  hosted by NASA at San Jose State University Event Center. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology let the games begin. with Mark Leon, Ames Research Robotics Alliance Project Lead encourages the Ames Space Cookies team #1868 ARC-2009-ACD09-0049-174

FIRST Robotics Competition 'Lunacy' hosted by NASA at San Jose State...

FIRST Robotics Competition 'Lunacy' hosted by NASA at San Jose State University Event Center. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology let the games begin. with Mark Leon, Ames Research Robot... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA.  - At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,  a crane lowers the detached lamp room alongside the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. Leaks in the roof allowed moisture to seep in.  The lamp room is being removed for repairs and refurbishment.  In addition, the original brass roof will be restored and put back in place. The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is the only operational lighthouse owned by the Air Force. It was first erected in 1868 near the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.  Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd0454

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, a ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, a crane lowers the detached lamp room alongside the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. Leaks in the roof allowed moisture to seep in. The lamp room i... More

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- The lantern room of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, with its modern first-order optic, takes on a warm glow as dawn breaks and a full moon still shines overhead.            The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by the U.S. Air Force. In 2000, the Coast Guard transferred ownership of the lighthouse structure and its grounds to the Air Force, which is now responsible for maintaining it. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to operate the beacon as an active navigational aid. The first lighthouse at Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil.  In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse finally was finished in 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to its new home about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-3670

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- The lantern room of the Cape...

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- The lantern room of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, with its modern first-order optic, takes on a warm glow as dawn breaks and a full moon still shines overhead. ... More

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- As the sun rises, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is silhouetted against the early morning sky.                The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by the U.S. Air Force. In 2000, the Coast Guard transferred ownership of the lighthouse structure and its grounds to the Air Force, which is now responsible for maintaining it. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to operate the modern first-order beacon as an active navigational aid. The first lighthouse at Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil.  In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse finally was finished in 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to its new home about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-3668

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- As the sun rises, the Cape C...

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- As the sun rises, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is silhouetted against the early morning sky. The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned ... More

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- The lantern room of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, with its modern first-order optic, takes on a warm glow as dawn breaks and a full moon still shines overhead. The Canaveral light is the only operating lighthouse owned by the U.S. Air Force. In 2000, the Coast Guard transferred ownership of the lighthouse structure and its grounds to the Air Force, which is now responsible for maintaining it. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to operate the beacon as an active navigational aid. The first lighthouse at Cape Canaveral was built near the tip of the Cape in 1848. The structure was only about 60 feet high with a rather dim light powered by whale oil.  In 1859, work began nearby on a new, taller iron structure. Construction was halted during the Civil War, and the lighthouse finally was finished in 1868. The structure, with a brick lining inside its iron exterior, was painted with its "daymark" black and white horizontal bands in 1873 to make it easier to identify during the day as a navigation point. Between 1892 and 1894, the lighthouse was dismantled and moved to its new home about a mile from the coast, where it stands today. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-3675

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- The lantern room of the Cape...

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. -- The lantern room of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, with its modern first-order optic, takes on a warm glow as dawn breaks and a full moon still shines overhead. The Can... More

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