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The Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia is being moved on the mobile launcher platform from the vehicle assembly building (VAB) to Launch Pad 39 before its first flight

The Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia is being moved ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... More

S02-12-769 - STS-002 - Earth observations taken during STS-56

S02-12-769 - STS-002 - Earth observations taken during STS-56

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-2 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), STS-2, COLUMBIA (ORB... More

STS065-103-045 - STS-065 - Earth observations taken during STS-65 mission

STS065-103-045 - STS-065 - Earth observations taken during STS-65 miss...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-65 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-65 Categories:... More

S09-44-2024 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

S09-44-2024 - 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

S35-506-006 - STS-035 - STS-35 ASTRO-1 telescopes documented in OV-102's payload bay (PLB)

S35-506-006 - STS-035 - STS-35 ASTRO-1 telescopes documented in OV-102...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: During the STS-35 mission, the Astronomy Laboratory 1 (ASTRO-1) payload, in its onorbit operating configuration, is documented in the payload bay (PLB) ... More

S35-21-024 - STS-035 - STS-35 aft flight deck monitor displays stars seen by ASTRO-1

S35-21-024 - STS-035 - STS-35 aft flight deck monitor displays stars s...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: An STS-35 aft flight deck monitor screen displays stars seen during Astronomy Laboratory 1 (ASTRO-1) operations. The display screen (also showing a targ... More

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

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

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

STS052-15-001 - STS-052 - View of the Shuttle Infrared Leeside Temperature Sensor pod on the tail fin.

STS052-15-001 - STS-052 - View of the Shuttle Infrared Leeside Tempera...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Columbia's Shuttle Infrared Leeside Temperature Sensor (SILTS) pod mounted on top of the tail fin. Columbia is the only one of the four orbiter ... More

STS052-202-001 - STS-052 - Protein crystal growth sample trays from the middeck CMIX experiment module.

STS052-202-001 - STS-052 - Protein crystal growth sample trays from th...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Protein crystal growth sample trays from the middeck stowage locker Commercial Material Dispersion Apparatus Minilab/Instrumentation Technology Associat... More

STS058-77-010 - STS-058 - Earth observations during STS-58

STS058-77-010 - STS-058 - Earth observations during STS-58

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-58 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: STS-58, COLUMBIA (ORBITER), EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM... More

STS065-07-027 - STS-065 - Earth observations taken during the STS-65 mission

STS065-07-027 - STS-065 - Earth observations taken during the STS-65 m...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-65 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), STS-65, COLUMBIA (O... More

STS-87 Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D., sits in her launch and entry suit in the Operations and Checkout Building before she and the five other crew members of STS-87 depart for Launch Pad 39B. There, the Space Shuttle Columbia awaits liftoff on a 16-day mission to perform microgravity and solar research. Born in Karnal, India, Dr. Chawla received her doctorate of philosophy in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado in 1988. This is Chawla’s first mission for NASA KSC-97PC1680

STS-87 Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D., sits in her launch an...

STS-87 Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Ph.D., sits in her launch and entry suit in the Operations and Checkout Building before she and the five other crew members of STS-87 depart for Launch Pad 39B. There, ... More

History of Chandra X-Ray Observatory

History of Chandra X-Ray Observatory

This is a photograph of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXO), formerly Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), High Resolution Mirror Assembly (HRMA) integration at the X-Ray Calibration Facility (XRCF) at ... More

STS055-87-047 - STS-055 - Earth observations taken during STS-55 mission

STS055-87-047 - STS-055 - Earth observations taken during STS-55 missi...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-55 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), STS-55, COLUMBIA (O... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-107 Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla joins other crew members after arrival at KSC for pre-launch preparations. Not seen are Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, and Mission Specialists David Brown and Laurel Clark.   STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. The payload on Space Shuttle Columbia includes FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research) and the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), known as SPACEHAB.  Experiments on the module range from material sciences to life sciences. Launch of Columbia is targeted for Jan. 16 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. KSC-03pd0054

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-107 Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-107 Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla joins other crew members after arrival at KSC for pre-launch preparations. Not seen are Commander Rick Husband, Pilot William "Willie" McCo... More

STS063-711-025 - STS-063 - Mir Space Station as viewed from STS-87

STS063-711-025 - STS-063 - Mir Space Station as viewed from STS-87

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of the Mir Space Station as viewed from the Space Shuttle Discovery during STS-63. Includes views of the androgynous peripher... More

STS109-725-023 - STS-109 - Earth Obsevations taken by the STS-109 crew

STS109-725-023 - STS-109 - Earth Obsevations taken by the STS-109 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observations taken by the STS-109 Crew aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: Columbia (Orbiter), Earth Observations (From Space), STS... More

STS109-725-013 - STS-109 - Earth Obsevations taken by the STS-109 crew

STS109-725-013 - STS-109 - Earth Obsevations taken by the STS-109 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observations taken by the STS-109 Crew aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: Columbia (Orbiter), Earth Observations (From Space), STS... More

STS109-725-092 - STS-109 - Earth Obsevations taken by the STS-109 crew

STS109-725-092 - STS-109 - Earth Obsevations taken by the STS-109 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observations taken by the STS-109 Crew aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: Columbia (Orbiter), Earth Observations (From Space), STS... More

S01-08-217 - STS-001 - 70mm System resolution test chart

S01-08-217 - STS-001 - 70mm System resolution test chart

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-1 70mm system resolution test chart Subject Terms: STS-1, PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT Categories: Unknown Interior_Exterior: Interior Ground_Orbit: O... More

The space shuttle Columbia lifts off with Astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen aboard for the first mission into space to test the shuttle's systems. The Columbia is scheduled to land as an airplane at Edwards Air Force Base, California

The space shuttle Columbia lifts off with Astronauts John Young and Ro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Nasa Release Status: Released to Public ... More

Space Shuttle Columbia, S87E5166 - STS-087

Space Shuttle Columbia, S87E5166 - STS-087

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-87

Space Shuttle Columbia, S87E5167 - STS-087

Space Shuttle Columbia, S87E5167 - STS-087

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-87

Space Shuttle Columbia, CONFERENCE - STS-3

Space Shuttle Columbia, CONFERENCE - STS-3

S82-27686 (26 Feb. 1982) --- Astronauts Jack R. Lousma, left, commander, and C. Gordon Fullerton, pilot, answer questions from the press corps during their final pre-STS-3 press conference on Feb. 26, 1982. The... More

View of the Columbia's aft section while over Mediterranean Sea

View of the Columbia's aft section while over Mediterranean Sea

This southerly looking view photographed from the orbiting Space Shuttle Columbia shows a small portion of the vehichle's aft section. The 50-ft Canadian built remote manipulator system (RMS) is in a resting po... More

A view of the Space Shuttle Columbia during its first launch

A view of the Space Shuttle Columbia during its first launch

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Ted Koniares Release Status: Release... More

S09-02-039 - STS-009 - STS-9 crew activities

S09-02-039 - STS-009 - STS-9 crew activities

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of STS-9 payload specialists Ulf Merbold and Byron K. Lichtenberg in Spacelab 1. Subject Terms: ASTRONAUTS, ONBOARD ACTIVITIES, SPACELAB, STS-9, C... More

S09-48-3124 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

S09-48-3124 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation as seen by the STS-9 crew aboard the orbiter Columbia. Subject Terms: STS-9 EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) Categories: Earth Obser... More

S09-02-036 - STS-009 - STS-9 crew activities

S09-02-036 - STS-009 - STS-9 crew activities

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of STS-9 Payload Specialist Byron K. Lichtenberg in Spacelab 1. Another crewmember is visible in the background. Subject Terms: ASTRONAUTS, ONBOAR... More

S09-11-657 - STS-009 - OMS burn

S09-11-657 - STS-009 - OMS burn

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Dark view of an Orbital Manuevering System (OMS) burn aboard orbiter Columbia. Subject Terms: STS-9, Columbia (Orbiter) Categories: Spacecraft Orbital... More

S35-02-013 - STS-035 - STS-35 Gardner removes his LES on OV-102's middeck

S35-02-013 - STS-035 - STS-35 Gardner removes his LES on OV-102's midd...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-35 Pilot Guy S. Gardner removes his Launch and Entry Suit (LES), on the middeck of Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Subject Terms: STS-35, COLUM... More

S32-103-008 - STS-032 - STS-32 infra-red earth observations

S32-103-008 - STS-032 - STS-32 infra-red earth observations

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation showing STS-32 infra-red earth observations. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-32 INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY Dat... More

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

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

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

S35-24-024 - STS-035 - Earth observations taken during the STS-35 mission

S35-24-024 - STS-035 - Earth observations taken during the STS-35 miss...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation images taken during the STS-35 mission from Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Subject Terms: STS-35, EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE... More

S35-21-028 - STS-035 - STS-35 aft flight deck monitor displays stars seen by ASTRO-1

S35-21-028 - STS-035 - STS-35 aft flight deck monitor displays stars s...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: An STS-35 aft flight deck monitor screen displays stars in the constellation Orion as seen during Astronomy Laboratory 1 (ASTRO-1) operations. The displ... More

S35-506-010 - STS-035 - STS-35 ASTRO-1 telescopes documented in OV-102's payload bay (PLB)

S35-506-010 - STS-035 - STS-35 ASTRO-1 telescopes documented in OV-102...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: During the STS-35 mission, the Astronomy Laboratory 1 (ASTRO-1) payload, in its onorbit operating configuration, is documented in the payload bay (PLB) ... More

STS050-37-007 - STS-050 - Ultraviolet Plume Instrument experiment.

STS050-37-007 - STS-050 - Ultraviolet Plume Instrument experiment.

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Ultraviolet Plume Experiment in which brief firings of the orbiter's rocket engines will be done to determine if the plume can be detected by the LACE s... More

STS050-94-097 - STS-050 - STS-50 earth observations

STS050-94-097 - STS-050 - STS-50 earth observations

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation showing STS-50 earth observations. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), STS-50, COLUMBIA (ORBITER) Date Taken: 7... More

STS050-49-035 - STS-050 - Cescent moon.

STS050-49-035 - STS-050 - Cescent moon.

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Crescent moon. Subject Terms: STS-50, COLUMBIA (ORBITER), EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), MOON ONBOARD ACTIVITIES Date Taken: 7/9/1992 Categories: L... More

STS062-90-007 - STS-062 - Earth observations from STS-62 flight

STS062-90-007 - STS-062 - Earth observations from STS-62 flight

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of the Earth taken from the Space Shuttle Columbia during STS-62. View of Adana area, lakes and Airports, in Turkey. Subject... More

STS090-739-018 - STS-090 - Earth observations taken during STS-90 mission

STS090-739-018 - STS-090 - Earth observations taken during STS-90 miss...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-90 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), STS-90, COLUMBIA (O... More

STS058-92-068 - STS-058 - Earth observations during STS-58

STS058-92-068 - STS-058 - Earth observations during STS-58

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-58 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: STS-58, COLUMBIA (ORBITER), EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM... More

STS080-323-028 - STS-080 - Earth observations taken from Space Shuttle Columbia during STS-80 mission

STS080-323-028 - STS-080 - Earth observations taken from Space Shuttle...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation views taken from Space Shuttle Columbia during STS-80 mission. Sunset on the Earth limb (027-37). Mount Pinatubo volcano (022-26). Su... More

STS080-362-001 - STS-080 - Earth observations taken from Space Shuttle Columbia during STS-80 mission

STS080-362-001 - STS-080 - Earth observations taken from Space Shuttle...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation views taken from Space Shuttle Columbia during STS-80 mission. Subject Terms: STS-80,COLUMBIA (ORBITER),EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPAC... More

STS062-43-010 - STS-062 - Shuttle glow following Columbia

STS062-43-010 - STS-062 - Shuttle glow following Columbia

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of the shuttle glow accompanying the Space Shuttle Columbia near the culmination of STS-62. Shots 003-006 are underexposed. ... More

STS055-82D-013 - STS-055 - Earth observations taken during STS-55 mission

STS055-82D-013 - STS-055 - Earth observations taken during STS-55 miss...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-55 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Some views contain portions of the payload bay. Subject Terms: EART... More

S109E5037 - STS-109 - Aft end Hubble Space Telescope prior to grapple by STS-109 orbiter Columbia

S109E5037 - STS-109 - Aft end Hubble Space Telescope prior to grapple ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Aft Shroud of the Hubble Space Telescope is backdropped against black space as the Space Shuttle Columbia, with a crew of seven astronauts on board... More

S05-38-965 - STS-005 - Astronaut Overmyer on aft flight deck during SBS-3 deploy

S05-38-965 - STS-005 - Astronaut Overmyer on aft flight deck during SB...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronaut Robert F. Overmyer, STS-5 mission pilot, looks out of the aft flight deck overhead window during the deployment of the Satellite Business Syst... More

STS107-722-004 - STS-107 - Spacehab in orbiter Columbia's payload bay

STS107-722-004 - STS-107 - Spacehab in orbiter Columbia's payload bay

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the SPACEHAB Research Double Module (RDM) in the orbiter Columbia's payload bay with an Earth limb in the background. Subject Terms: Columbia (... More

The launch of the space shuttle Columbia during the first space transportation system test mission

The launch of the space shuttle Columbia during the first space transp...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Nasa Release Status: Released to Public ... More

Launch views of the Columbia for the STS-1 mission, April 12, 1981

Launch views of the Columbia for the STS-1 mission, April 12, 1981

S81-30463 (12 April 1981) --- The space shuttle Columbia rises off Pad 39A a few seconds past 7 a.m. (EST) on April 12, 1981. Onboard, astronauts John W. Young, STS-1 commander, and Robert L. Crippen, pilot, ... More

Space Shuttle Columbia, S87E5159 - STS-087

Space Shuttle Columbia, S87E5159 - STS-087

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-87

Space Shuttle Columbia, S107E05688 - STS-107

Space Shuttle Columbia, S107E05688 - STS-107

The original finding aid described this as: Preservation File Format: TIFF STS-107

S05-04-137 - STS-005 - Earth limb and terminator

S05-04-137 - STS-005 - Earth limb and terminator

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth limb and terminator. Subject Terms: ONBOARD ACTIVITIES, SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 31-A, COLUMBIA (ORBITER) EARTH LIMB, TERMINATOR LINES Date Taken: ... More

S09-48-3160 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

S09-48-3160 - STS-009 - Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation as seen by the STS-9 crew aboard the orbiter Columbia. Subject Terms: STS-9 EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) Categories: Earth Obser... More

Space Shuttle Columbia, Rollout - Shuttle Columbia - KSC

Space Shuttle Columbia, Rollout - Shuttle Columbia - KSC

Space Shuttle Columbia, mated with its other Shuttle components, is attached to the launching pad. Wide-angle view of the Columbia sitting on its launch pad in the darkness. The launch complex is illum... More

S28-100-026 - STS-028 - STS-28 earth observations

S28-100-026 - STS-028 - STS-28 earth observations

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation showing STS-28 earth observations. View of Isle of Man and Irish Sea, United Kingdom - England. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVA... More

S35-15-014 - STS-035 - STS-35 PS Durrance operates ASTRO-1 MPC on OV-102's flight deck

S35-15-014 - STS-035 - STS-35 PS Durrance operates ASTRO-1 MPC on OV-1...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-35 Payload Specialist (PS) Samuel T. Durrance operates Astronomy Laboratory 1 (ASTRO-1) manual pointing controller (MPC) on the aft flight deck of C... More

S35-509-002 - STS-035 - Earth observations of a sunset taken during the STS-35 mission

S35-509-002 - STS-035 - Earth observations of a sunset taken during th...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation images of a sunset taken from Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, during the STS-35 mission. Subject Terms: STS-35, EARTH OBSERVATION... More

S35-515-003 - STS-035 - STS-35 Pilot Gardner with descent checklist on OV-102's forward flight deck

S35-515-003 - STS-035 - STS-35 Pilot Gardner with descent checklist on...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-35 Pilot Guy S. Gardner, wearing his launch and entry suit (LES), reviews descent checklist while at the pilot's station on the forward flight deck ... More

S35-10-003 - STS-035 - STS-35 MS Hoffman and Pilot Gardner commute to work on the middeck of OV-102

S35-10-003 - STS-035 - STS-35 MS Hoffman and Pilot Gardner commute to ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-35 Mission Specialist (MS) Jeffrey A. Hoffman (front) and Pilot Guy S. Gardner, holding Development Test Objective (DTO) 634 trash compactor handles... More

S35-06-016 - STS-035 - Earth observation taken during the STS-35 mission

S35-06-016 - STS-035 - Earth observation taken during the STS-35 missi...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation image taken during the STS-35 mission from Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Subject Terms: STS-35, EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)... More

STS-32 Return to KSC. NASA public domain image colelction.

STS-32 Return to KSC. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Space Shuttle Columbia, returning to KSC after the successful STS-32 mission, is poised atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) as the duo fly by the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at KSC January 26. Colum... More

STS052-202-002 - STS-052 - Protein crystal growth sample trays from the middeck CMIX experiment module.

STS052-202-002 - STS-052 - Protein crystal growth sample trays from th...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Protein crystal growth sample trays from the middeck stowage locker Commercial Material Dispersion Apparatus Minilab/Instrumentation Technology Associat... More

STS062-06-031 - STS-062 - Cdr. Casper and MS Gemar in aft flight deck taking photos

STS062-06-031 - STS-062 - Cdr. Casper and MS Gemar in aft flight deck ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of Commander John Casper and Mission Specialist Charles Gemar taking photographs in the aft flight deck of the Space Shuttle ... More

Comet Hale-Bopp as seen over the Earth limb by STS-84 crew

Comet Hale-Bopp as seen over the Earth limb by STS-84 crew

STS084-389-024 (15-24 May 1997) --- Comet Hale Bopp, seen and photographed a month and a half ago by the STS-83 crew aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia, was also visible on this mission and the crew took advanta... More

STS093-320-014 - STS-093 - STS-93 Collins,Ashby and Coleman eat a meal on the middeck of Columbia

STS093-320-014 - STS-093 - STS-93 Collins,Ashby and Coleman eat a meal...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-93 Commander Eileen M. Collins (left), Pilot Jeffrey S. Ashby and Mission Specialist Catherine ``Cady`` G. Coleman eat a meal on the middeck of the ... More

STS055-106-100 - STS-055 - Robotics Technology Experiment (ROTEX)

STS055-106-100 - STS-055 - Robotics Technology Experiment (ROTEX)

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-55 German Payload Specialist 2 Hans Schlegel, wearing goggles (eye glasses) and positioned in front of Spacelab Deutsche 2 (SL-D2) Rack 4 System Rac... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-107 crew pose for a photo after their arrival at KSC for pre-launch preparations.  Standing from left to right are Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Commander Rick Husband, Mission Specialists Laurel Clark and David Brown, and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, who is the first Israeli astronaut to fly on a Shuttle mission. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. The payload on Space Shuttle Columbia includes FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research) and the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), known as SPACEHAB.  Experiments on the module range from material sciences to life sciences. Launch of Columbia is targeted for Jan. 16 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. KSC-03pd0058

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-107 crew pose for a photo after t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-107 crew pose for a photo after their arrival at KSC for pre-launch preparations. Standing from left to right are Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, Payload Commander Micha... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Students check on their experiments that will fly in SPACEHAB on Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-107. SPACEHAB's complement of commercial experiments includes six educational experiments designed and developed by students in six different countries under the auspices of Space Technology and Research Students (STARS), a global education program managed by SPACEHAB subsidiary Space Media. The countries represented are Australia, China, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein and the United States. The student investigators who conceived these experiments will monitor their operations in space. The experiments will be housed in BioServe Space Technologies' Isothermal Containment Module (ICM --a small temperature-controlled facility that provides experiment support such as physical containment, lighting, and video imaging) and stowed in a middeck-size locker aboard the SPACEHAB Research Double Module. KSC-03pd0082

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Students check on their experiments that ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Students check on their experiments that will fly in SPACEHAB on Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-107. SPACEHAB's complement of commercial experiments includes six educational ... More

The space shuttle Columbia and its rockets move toward the launch pad aboard the portable launch platform

The space shuttle Columbia and its rockets move toward the launch pad ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cape Canaveral State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... More

STS107-711-089 - STS-107 - Crew Earth Observations (CEO) taken during STS-107 mission

STS107-711-089 - STS-107 - Crew Earth Observations (CEO) taken during ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Crew Earth observations (CEO) taken during mission STS-107. Image is damaged. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-107 Categories: Eart... More

STS093-309-028 - STS-093 - STS-93 Commander Collins and Pilot Ashby working on the middeck of Columbia

STS093-309-028 - STS-093 - STS-93 Commander Collins and Pilot Ashby wo...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-93 Commander Eileen M. Collins and Pilot Jeffrey S. Ashby at work on the middeck of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: STS-93, COLUMBIA (OR... More

STS093-704-084 - STS-093 - Views of the Moon taken during the STS-93 mission

STS093-704-084 - STS-093 - Views of the Moon taken during the STS-93 m...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of a half Moon taken during the STS-93 mission. Subject Terms: STS-93, COLUMBIA (ORBITER), MOON Categories: Lunar Observations Interior_Exterio... More

S01-12-333 - STS-001 - Views of the STS-1 payload bay and aft section

S01-12-333 - STS-001 - Views of the STS-1 payload bay and aft section

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the space shuttle Columbia's payload bay and aft section during the STS-1 mission include: Development Flight Instrumentation and Aerodynamic ... More

Public Viewing Area for STS-4 Columbia Landing

Public Viewing Area for STS-4 Columbia Landing

The parking lot and public viewing area on the Rogers Dry Lakebed. Thousands of spectators gather to watch the landing of the Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-4.

S09-127-475 - STS-009 - STS-9 earth observations

S09-127-475 - STS-009 - STS-9 earth observations

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation showing STS-9 earth observations. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-9 Categories: Earth Observations Int... More

S09-04-116 - STS-009 - STS-9 crew activities

S09-04-116 - STS-009 - STS-9 crew activities

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of STS-9 Payload Specialist Ulf Merbold in Spacelab 1. Subject Terms: STS-9 ASTRONAUTS ONBOARD ACTIVITIES, SPACELAB Categories: Crew Activities ... More

The space shuttle Columbia (OV-102) on the launch pad

The space shuttle Columbia (OV-102) on the launch pad

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cape Canaveral State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... More

S35-14-021 - STS-035 - STS-35 PS Durrance operates ASTRO-1 MPC on OV-102's flight deck

S35-14-021 - STS-035 - STS-35 PS Durrance operates ASTRO-1 MPC on OV-1...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-35 Payload Specialist (PS) Samuel T. Durrance operates Astronomy Laboratory 1 (ASTRO-1) manual pointing controller (MPC) on the aft flight deck of C... More

S35-13-003 - STS-035 - STS-35 MS Lounge eats in the sleep station on OV-102's middeck

S35-13-003 - STS-035 - STS-35 MS Lounge eats in the sleep station on O...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-35 Mission Specialist (MS) John M. Lounge eats a meal in the sleep station on the middeck of Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Subject Terms: STS... More

S35-15-037 - STS-035 - Closeup of a sphere of water drifting on OV-102's middeck

S35-15-037 - STS-035 - Closeup of a sphere of water drifting on OV-102...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: A closeup view of a drifting sphere of water on the middeck of Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, during the STS-35 mission. Mission Specialist (MS) Jo... More

STS050-02-034 - STS-050 - Crewmember working on the spacelab Drop Physics Module, Rack 8.

STS050-02-034 - STS-050 - Crewmember working on the spacelab Drop Phys...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload Specialist Eugene Trinh reviewing procedures and working in the mid section of the U. S. Microgravity Laboratory-1 with the Drop Physics Module,... More

STS050-11-006 - STS-050 - Heavy cloud cover over open ocean - location unknown.

STS050-11-006 - STS-050 - Heavy cloud cover over open ocean - location...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Heavy cloud cover over open ocean - location unknown. Subject Terms: STS-50, COLUMBIA (ORBITER), CLOUDS, OCEANS, ONBOARD ACTIVITIES Date Taken: 7/9/19... More

S109E5403 - STS-109 - STS-109 MS Massimino and Newman replace Reaction Wheel assembly during EVA 2

S109E5403 - STS-109 - STS-109 MS Massimino and Newman replace Reaction...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: With his feet secured on a platform connected to the remote manipulator system (RMS) robotic arm of the Space Shuttle Columbia, astronaut Michael J. Mas... More

S109E5003 - STS-109 - STS-109 MS Linnehan with laser range finder on aft flight deck

S109E5003 - STS-109 - STS-109 MS Linnehan with laser range finder on a...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronaut Richard M. Linnehan, mission specialist, uses a laser ranging device designed to measure the range between two spacecraft. Linnehan positione... More

S109E5392 - STS-109 - STS-109 MS Massimino during second EVA

S109E5392 - STS-109 - STS-109 MS Massimino during second EVA

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Dark view of Astronaut Michael J. Massimino, mission specialist, as he works on the end of the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) end effector of the Space... More

Space Shuttle Columbia, Shuttle Enterprise Free Flight

Space Shuttle Columbia, Shuttle Enterprise Free Flight

(1977) The Space Shuttle prototype Enterprise flies free after being released from NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) over Rogers Dry Lakebed during the second of five free flights carried out at the Dry... More

STS093-321-035 - STS-093 - STS-93 Tognini and Coleman take photographs on the middeck of Columbia

STS093-321-035 - STS-093 - STS-93 Tognini and Coleman take photographs...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-93 Mission Specialist (MS) Michel Tognini of the Centre National d'Etude Spatiales (CNES) and MS Catherine ``Cady`` Coleman work with a 35mm camera ... More

LANDING (CREW ACTIVITIES) - STS-1 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

LANDING (CREW ACTIVITIES) - STS-1 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

S81-30846 (14 April 1981) --- Astronaut John W. Young (near center of photo), STS-1 commander, egresses the space shuttle Columbia upon the completion of checklist activities following the successful landing of... More

S03-14-686 - STS-003 - OSS-1 payload in Columbia's payload bay

S03-14-686 - STS-003 - OSS-1 payload in Columbia's payload bay

The original finding aid described this as: Description: ``In-flight views of the OSS-1 payload in the space shuttle Columbia's payload bay. Visible are the Plasma Diagnostics Package (front right), the Solar ... More

Air Force COL Joe Engle and Navy CAPT Richard Truly give the "thumbs up" signal from the cockpit of the Space Shuttle Columbia. They will be the prime crew for the second flight of the space shuttle

Air Force COL Joe Engle and Navy CAPT Richard Truly give the "thumbs u...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT John L. Marine Release Status: Rele... More

61C-31-002 - STS-61C - Piece of thermal insulation tile floats near the shuttle

61C-31-002 - STS-61C - Piece of thermal insulation tile floats near th...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation showing a small piece of thermal insulation tile floating in space near the orbiter Columbia with the surface of the earth as... More

S35-16-014 - STS-035 - STS-35 MS Hoffman reads a document on OV-102's flight deck

S35-16-014 - STS-035 - STS-35 MS Hoffman reads a document on OV-102's ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-35 Mission Specialist (MS) Jeffrey Hoffman, holding a handheld communicator, reads a document entitled SL ACT/DEACT on the aft flight deck of Columb... More

S35-25-035 - STS-035 - Earth observations taken during the STS-35 mission

S35-25-035 - STS-035 - Earth observations taken during the STS-35 miss...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation images taken during the STS-35 mission from Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Earth limbs and city lights appear in these images. S... More

S35-01-025 - STS-035 - Earth observations taken during the STS-35 mission

S35-01-025 - STS-035 - Earth observations taken during the STS-35 miss...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation images taken during the STS-35 mission from Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Subject Terms: STS-35, EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE... More

S35-12-005 - STS-035 - STS-35 stowage volume G with contingency water container (CWC) on OV-102

S35-12-005 - STS-035 - STS-35 stowage volume G with contingency water ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: During STS-35, middeck stowage volume G and a contingency water container (CWC) were utilized to remedy a problem onboard Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV)... More

S35-517-012 - STS-035 - Earth observations taken during the STS-35 mission

S35-517-012 - STS-035 - Earth observations taken during the STS-35 mis...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation images taken during the STS-35 mission from Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Subject Terms: STS-35 EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE... More

S35-25-029 - STS-035 - Earth observations taken during the STS-35 mission

S35-25-029 - STS-035 - Earth observations taken during the STS-35 miss...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation images taken during the STS-35 mission from Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Earth limbs and city lights appear in these images. S... More

STS055-80-061 - STS-055 - Earth observations taken during STS-55 mission

STS055-80-061 - STS-055 - Earth observations taken during STS-55 missi...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observations taken during the STS-55 mission from the space shuttle Columbia. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), STS-55, COLUMBIA (O... More

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