Space History Photos Archive
20 December 2012, 09:01 AM ET
NACA staff conduct tests on airfoils in the Variable Density Wind Tunnel.
19 December 2012, 09:11 AM ET
The Bell Aircraft Corporation airplane sits on the ramp with the Boeing B-29.
18 December 2012, 09:40 AM ET
Atlantis takes flight.
17 December 2012, 09:44 AM ET
The beginnings of the Plum Brook Reactor facility — a hole is dug for the pressure tank.
14 December 2012, 10:16 AM ET
An astronaut taking samples during the Apollo 17 mission is covered in lunar dirt.
13 December 2012, 09:11 AM ET
The M2-F1, a wingless landing body, towed behind a C-47.
12 December 2012, 10:01 AM ET
An astronaut perched, ready to grab the Intelasat VI satellite.
11 December 2012, 09:50 AM ET
The sunrise cast a rosy glow over the orbiter Atlantis as it sits on the runway after a successful flight.
10 December 2012, 09:48 AM ET
One of two pumps used to retrieve the daily one million gallons of water necessary for the Plum Brook reactor.
07 December 2012, 09:08 AM ET
Workers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory prepare the spacecraft for transfer to the launch pad.
06 December 2012, 09:14 AM ET
An engineer studies film-cooling of combustors at the Rocket Laboratory.
05 December 2012, 09:22 AM ET
One of only a few concepts to make it into the production phase, the Inflatable station was never flown.
04 December 2012, 09:25 AM ET
The orbiter Atlantis holds the spacecraft in its payload bay.
03 December 2012, 09:19 AM ET
The Apollo 1 is pictured after an electrical spark ignited the environment, killing the crew.
29 November 2012, 09:18 AM ET
A crash in the X-15 ends in a prompt rescue and the eventual retirement of a research pilot.
28 November 2012, 09:30 AM ET
One of the Saturn stages is seen at the Michould Facility.
27 November 2012, 09:31 AM ET
We see a control panel for a wind tunnel at Lewis Research Center.
26 November 2012, 09:33 AM ET
This is one of three complexes comprising the Deep Space Network.
21 November 2012, 11:08 AM ET
A 1969 space station concept that produced artificial gravity by spinning on an axis.
19 November 2012, 11:45 AM ET
A failed NACA aircraft pictured with NACA's chief test pilot.
16 November 2012, 09:42 AM ET
This rocket-powered research aircraft was launched from the B-52 to ensure proper testing.
15 November 2012, 09:42 AM ET
The Orbiting Astronomical Observatory was the first satellite to allow astronomers to view the universe from outside Earth's atmosphere.
14 November 2012, 10:10 AM ET
The Lunar Prospector is shown mated to the Star 37 Trans Lunar Injection module.
13 November 2012, 09:45 AM ET
NACA technician uses a P-51D for transonic testing.
09 November 2012, 09:06 AM ET
We see a launch simulation at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
08 November 2012, 09:19 AM ET
This space station concept from 1960 used Apollo hardware.
07 November 2012, 08:53 AM ET
Two early examples of swept wing airfoils.
06 November 2012, 09:00 AM ET
The Plum Brook reactor primary building as seen by an artist.
05 November 2012, 09:01 AM ET
A shot of the first unmanned test flight of the Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle.
02 November 2012, 10:02 AM ET
Astronauts Cernan and Schmitt prepare for their mission.
01 November 2012, 10:58 AM ET
Space Shuttle Atlantis is rolled over to the VAB.
30 October 2012, 10:20 AM ET
VIPs watch and participate in the groundbreaking for the Plum Brook facility.
29 October 2012, 10:06 AM ET
A depiction of the conceptual space station habitat wheel.