Space History Photos Archive
16 July 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The Puma Robotic Arm aided in the development and study of Virtual Reality.
13 July 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The telescope is pictured during the second servicing mission in 1997.
12 July 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Jerrie Cobb was first woman to pass all three phases of the Mercury Astronaut Program.
11 July 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The station in movie was based on an actual model concept designed by Werner Von Braun.
10 July 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The Thunderbolt was one of several high speed aircraft used in research by the NACA.
09 July 2012, 07:00 AM ET
During the Apollo 15 mission, Astronaut David R. Scott explores the Hadley Delta.
06 July 2012, 08:00 AM ET
A Jet Assisted Take Off Unit, aka a rocket, under construction in the High Pressure Combustion Facility.
05 July 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The facility was designed to simulate impacts.
04 July 2012, 09:28 AM ET
Apollo 11, the first lunar landing mission, framed with the American flag.
03 July 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The sixth spacecraft in the Nimbus series prepares for launch.
02 July 2012, 08:00 AM ET
The second stage of the 374-foot tall Moon rocket is hoisted into the test stand.
29 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
This large machine was used to make computations for research.
28 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Research on these mysterious "belts" of radiation, which begin just 4,000 miles from Earth's surface, was conducted at Lewis Research Center.
27 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Harvey Allen's contribution to space travel revolutionized fundamentals of the science.
26 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
One of the first helicopter prototypes on a tarmac at Langley.
25 June 2012, 08:00 AM ET
Chimpanzee Ham is welcomed home.
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.