Space History Photos Archive
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.
28 August 2013, 12:10 PM ET
The International Sun-Earth Explorer C shown during testing and evaluation in preparation for its mission in space.
27 August 2013, 10:00 AM ET
An astronaut conducts an experiment outside the Shuttle.
26 August 2013, 10:39 AM ET
The Vought F-8A, dubbed the TF-8A, was used to test the experimental Supercritical Wing airfoil.
23 August 2013, 09:56 AM ET
An insider view of the world's largest wind tunnel which was designed and managed by NACA.
22 August 2013, 09:52 AM ET
Apollo 13 astronauts practice their moonwalk at the Kennedy Space Center before the lunar mission.
21 August 2013, 09:14 AM ET
The Lunar Landing Research Vehicle simulates a lunar landing from a near maximum altitude over Edwards Air Force Base.
20 August 2013, 09:44 AM ET
Navy swimmers assist the Apollo 13 crew after splashdown.
19 August 2013, 09:43 AM ET
Dawn breaks as the ASTP Saturn IB launch vehicle undergoes the Countdown Demonstration Test.
16 August 2013, 09:50 AM ET
The free world's largest rocket booster is being pushed up Pearl River to a testing facility.
15 August 2013, 10:06 AM ET
Puncture rigs were used to measure pressure during irradiation.
14 August 2013, 09:30 AM ET
An engineer inspects an aircraft model in the Icing Research Tunnel.
13 August 2013, 09:47 AM ET
Space Shuttle Atlantis is connected to Russia's Mir Space Station.
12 August 2013, 09:19 AM ET
The Lunar Module Adapter is shown here attached to the Saturn IV-B stage.
09 August 2013, 09:57 AM ET
The Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane helicopter was retired from military service in the 1970s.
08 August 2013, 10:14 AM ET
The Apollo 8 Crew stands in the door of a recovery helicopter.
07 August 2013, 10:24 AM ET
Engineers take motion pictures of the thrust augmentor flame.
06 August 2013, 09:44 AM ET
A technician mounts an Apollo Launch Escape System model in the Unitary Wind Tunnel.
05 August 2013, 10:50 AM ET
An astronaut is pictured on his extravehicular activity on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 mission.
02 August 2013, 10:17 AM ET
Two NACA pilots and the X-1-2 aircraft that they flew.
01 August 2013, 02:29 PM ET
Two technicians in anti-contamination clothing manipulate a shim safety control rod in a water canal.
30 July 2013, 09:55 AM ET
This research satellite would eventually provide a stable point in the sky to reflect pulses of laser light.
29 July 2013, 10:06 AM ET
The swing arms move away, signaling the launch of Apollo 11.
25 July 2013, 10:40 AM ET
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is seen atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft No. 911.