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Space History Photos Archive
22 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
In flight over the Mojave desert during an engine control test, the F-15 ACTIVE aircraft experiments with a new thrust-vectoring conception.
21 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Brig. Gen. Stafford trains in the Soviet Soyuz simulator with Maj. Gen. Andriyan Nikolayev for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
20 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
During the first test of the Titan-Centaur rocket, the Centaur stage failed to ignite.
19 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Construction of the Vehicle Assembly Building across from the Turning Basin under way.
18 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Research of molecular-sized devices, called nanotechnology, has great potential in space flight.
15 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Six astronauts experience the vomit comet after nearly a year of training at the Johnson Space Center.
14 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
President Richard Nixon awaits the arrival of the Apollo 11 astronauts.
13 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
While on an extravehicular activity, the astronauts have some fun trying to sell off two satellites that failed to launch.
12 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Resting on the dry lake bed at Dryden Flight Research Center, the M2-F1 is surrounded by the pilots who flew her.
11 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Since the late 1800s forward-thinking scientists have been creating would be space station designs. Check out some of the ideas they came up with.
11 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The NACA used this facility to test the effects of icing on planes.
08 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Astronaut Donald "Deke" Slayton suits up for an altitude test.
07 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise undergoing vibration testing for the first time.
06 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The Electronic Research Center developed expertise in electronics during the Apollo era through creating and testing devices.
04 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
One of the nation's top scientists in the space program, Dr. Nancy Roman, was an advocate of women in the sciences.
01 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Technicians conduct pre-flight testing of the Ulysses spacecraft.
31 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
At a research laboratory in Ohio, machinists create experimental engine parts.
30 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The Soyuz spacecraft and launch vehicle, seen here at the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan, was part of a cooperative mission between the US and the USSR.
29 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The spheres housed wind tunnels that were part of Langley's Hypersonic Facilities Complex.
28 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
This test studies the effects of twin-jet exhausts, to enable a decreased takeoff distance for aircraft.
25 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Seamstresses work tirelessly to create a replacement sun-shade for the Skylab Orbital Workshop.
24 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
A rare sight — a woman physicist at the NASA Lewis Research Center.
23 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
A mechanical engineer works on the Robot Brain Surgeon testbed in the NeuroEngineering Group at the Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California.
22 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
A photo from the VIP lounge while dignitaries await the first launch for the International Space Station.
21 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The crew and pilot of the Paresev 1-A and the Stearman Sport Biplane.
18 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Off goes a moon rocket! Well, actually, not quite.
17 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
An aerial view of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
16 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The satellite never achieved usable orbit.
14 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The launch challenges presented at Huffman Prairie brought the Wright brothers to invent a catapult to assist.
14 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Astronauts and cosmonauts trained for different scenarios on future manned spaceflights.
11 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
A crash landing by the M2-F2 on the Rogers dry lakebed.
10 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Charged ions being emitted from this xenon ion engine give off a faint blue glow.
09 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The Atlas vehicle was destroyed moments after liftoff but the Mercury space capsule separated and was recovered.
08 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
A fun moment of weightlessness with the crew aboard the orbiter Discovery.
07 May 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Bomarc installation in Propulsion Systems Laboratory.