Space History Photos Archive
10 January 2014, 09:52 AM ET
Before the Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977, a prototype was put through vibration tests.
09 January 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Astronaut Edward White awaits Gemini IV's launch in the crew's ready room.
07 January 2014, 09:26 AM ET
The two astronauts are conducting Detailed Test Objective procedures in the payload bay of Endeavour.
06 January 2014, 10:49 AM ET
The Cassini Saturn probe goes though vibration and thermal testing in preparation for its four year mission.
03 January 2014, 01:32 PM ET
The Star Trek actress, Nichelle Nichols, was employed by NASA to recruit new astronauts into the late 1980s.
02 January 2014, 11:55 AM ET
Ken Strite inspects the connection between the Space Shuttle Discovery and the external tank to be used during STS-103 mission launch.
31 December 2013, 11:27 AM ET
Marjorie Townsend, the first woman to receive an engineering degree from George Washington University, discusses the X-ray Explorer Satellite with a colleague.
30 December 2013, 09:42 AM ET
This launch vehicle is designed to carry a payload equal to the size and weight of those on a space shuttles.
26 December 2013, 01:04 PM ET
Crew members of the STS-49 mission captured the satellite on the third attempt.
24 December 2013, 10:47 AM ET
Dr. Goddard observes a launch from his control shack.
23 December 2013, 11:23 AM ET
An astronaut peeks inside the flight deck during his EVA on STS-49.
20 December 2013, 09:48 AM ET
This aircraft is undergoing a test in a wind tunnel at Langley.
19 December 2013, 09:44 AM ET
An astronaut and a cosmonaut shake hands during the STS-71 mission.
18 December 2013, 12:33 PM ET
An astronaut prepares for STS-38 by training underwater for EVAs.
17 December 2013, 09:46 AM ET
Astronaut Jerry Ross approaches the Assembly Concept for Construction of Erectable Space Structures device.
13 December 2013, 09:19 AM ET
A NASA engineer measures velocity and gradient distortion with lasers during a cold-flow propulsion research test.
12 December 2013, 12:45 PM ET
Astronaut Edward White II floats in the zero gravity of space.
11 December 2013, 10:03 AM ET
Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. stands next to a solar wind experiment during the Apollo 11 EVA.
10 December 2013, 10:03 AM ET
This experiment is designed to develop and demonstrate the technology required to use the Sun's energy for inexpensive space propulsion research.
09 December 2013, 10:46 AM ET
Astronaut John Swigert holds the rigged arrangement used to purge carbon dioxide from the Lunar Module during the Apollo 13 mission.
06 December 2013, 09:26 AM ET
The Aerosol Particle Analyzer flew on an Apollo earth orbital flight to measure microscopic liquid matter in the spaceship.
05 December 2013, 10:55 AM ET
This energy flash is the product of a projectile hitting a solid surface at up to 17,000 mph.
04 December 2013, 09:01 AM ET
The world's fastest submarine in 1950, the Albacore, is tested for drag characteristics in a NACA wind tunnel.
27 November 2013, 09:19 AM ET
The NASA 952 undergoes testing following the crash of a sister Lunar Lander Training Vehicle.
26 November 2013, 09:44 AM ET
A Space Shuttle Main Engine undergoing a full power second test firing.
25 November 2013, 09:54 AM ET
The spacecraft Galileo is prepared for its trip to Jupiter.
22 November 2013, 09:08 AM ET
Overnight on Jan. 28, 1986 icicles formed on the launch pad and service tower.
21 November 2013, 09:11 AM ET
The STS-107 Crew stands with the SPACEHAB during training.
20 November 2013, 09:11 AM ET
Discovery goes through the meticulous process of being prepared for liftoff on Mission STS-70 in early June of 1995.
19 November 2013, 09:19 AM ET
The Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour flies atop NASA's Boeing 747 Shuttle carrier Aircraft.
18 November 2013, 10:13 AM ET
The Space Shuttle prototype Enterprise flies free after being released from NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
15 November 2013, 09:58 AM ET
The Solar X-ray radiation satellite, Vanguard satellite SLV-2, is being checked out at Cape Canaveral.
14 November 2013, 08:57 AM ET
This is the first "Zero" that came into Allied hands during World War II.
13 November 2013, 10:07 AM ET
The JATO team watches as Dr. Theodore von Karman sketches out a plan.
11 November 2013, 10:29 AM ET
At the Electronics Resource Center's Space Optics Laboratory, a laser is checked during operation.
08 November 2013, 09:08 AM ET
A celebration erupts at Mission Control after a successful splashdown of the Apollo 13 Odyssey.