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Space History Photos Archive
21 October 2013, 02:29 PM ET
NASA scientists use this plexiglass space station airlock test model to train astronauts for operations in space.
18 October 2013, 11:55 AM ET
Technicians prepare Pioneer F spacecraft for testing in the Space Simulation Chamber.
17 October 2013, 10:41 AM ET
Two astronauts test the SAFER system during a shared spacewalk.
16 October 2013, 10:14 AM ET
The U.S.N.S. Kingsport was the first satellite communication ship.
15 October 2013, 10:30 AM ET
The Space Shuttle Atlantis returns after mission STS-30, landing at Edwards Air Force Base.
14 October 2013, 01:12 PM ET
The Lunar Module known as Spider shown still attached to the Saturn IVB stage in earth orbit prior to docking with Apollo 9's Command/Service module known as Gumdrop.
11 October 2013, 10:15 AM ET
In space during the joint Russian/American docking mission known as the ASTP the Apollo Commander and the Soyuz Commander make their historic handshake.
10 October 2013, 10:08 AM ET
The Skylab Shroud is installed at the NASA Lewis Research Center Plum Brook Station, Space Power Facility.
09 October 2013, 10:07 AM ET
Mission Specialist Peter J.K. Wisoff stands on a Portable Foot Restraint, Manipulator Foot Restraint attached to the End Effector of the Remote Manipulator System.
08 October 2013, 01:40 PM ET
The first Space Shuttle External Tank rolls off the assembly line.
04 October 2013, 11:03 AM ET
The Apollo 11 Lunar Module "Eagle" is photographed in lunar orbit from Columbia.
03 October 2013, 10:19 AM ET
The Ames 5 degrees-of-freedom motion simulator allowed testing for multiple angular motions.
02 October 2013, 10:17 AM ET
The Talon flew as a mission support aircraft while at Langley from 1972 to 1980.
01 October 2013, 09:30 AM ET
The Prime crew for the Gemini 5 space flight complete practice survival training.
27 September 2013, 10:13 AM ET
Two female employees stand by the Intelsat IV in an anechoic chamber.
26 September 2013, 02:05 PM ET
The Apollo 12 Commander examines the unmanned Surveyor III spacecraft during the second extravehicular activity.
25 September 2013, 10:00 AM ET
The Wright Brothers launch their third test glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
24 September 2013, 10:24 AM ET
The hot laboratory viewed from inside as an engineer uses the manipulator arms.
23 September 2013, 10:46 AM ET
The first object destined to leave our solar system, the Pioneer F spacecraft, carries this pictorial plaque to show other beings who, what, where and when the craft was designed.
20 September 2013, 10:12 AM ET
The X-31 pilot practices a Herbst maneuver.
19 September 2013, 10:13 AM ET
The two Apollo 13 crew members walk through the events of their upcoming EVA.
18 September 2013, 10:14 AM ET
Technicians prepare for a test in the Noise Research Program at Lewis Research Center.
17 September 2013, 09:55 AM ET
An inflight photograph of the Douglas D-558-1 #3 Skystreak, a research aircraft used by NACA.
16 September 2013, 10:47 AM ET
Apollo 14 Commander Alan Shepard stands next to the "rickshaw."
13 September 2013, 10:24 AM ET
The lunar roving vehicle (LRV) qualification unit is inspected after assembly at Boeing's Kent Space Center.
12 September 2013, 09:51 AM ET
Technicians move a container with experiments for irradiation.
11 September 2013, 10:08 AM ET
The Horn reflector antenna pioneered work in communication satellites.
10 September 2013, 10:50 AM ET
An early lunar probe's first glimpse of Earth and Soviet snapshots of the surface of Venus are among a treasure trove of historic Space Age images newly brought to life online.
10 September 2013, 10:18 AM ET
An F-86 aircraft is lowered into a wind tunnel at the NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory.
09 September 2013, 09:42 AM ET
Thrust cells of the Linear Aerospike engine are tested.
06 September 2013, 09:59 AM ET
On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, this airplane that was created by the Wright Brothers' arose for a few seconds to make the first powered, heavier-than-air controlled flight in history.
05 September 2013, 09:52 AM ET
Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., of the Apollo 16 mission, is photographed collecting lunar samples during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity.
04 September 2013, 10:06 AM ET
One of the first 9-meter antennas, known as the Space Flower, created for the Application Technology Satellites program.
03 September 2013, 09:48 AM ET
Hot laboratory supervisor Bob Oldrieve uses manipulator arms to inspect materials inside a hot cell.
30 August 2013, 09:55 AM ET
Two Apollo 16 astronauts inspect the Lunar Roving Vehicle before their mission.
29 August 2013, 10:31 AM ET
The X-15 rocket powered aircraft taken aloft under the wing of a B-52.