Space History Photos Archive
08 April 2013, 10:15 AM ET
The director of the Lewis Research Center addresses the importance and uses of nuclear propulsion.
05 April 2013, 09:47 AM ET
This non-flying, full-scale version of the HL-20 lifting body was used for various tests of maintainability and human factors considerations.
04 April 2013, 09:27 AM ET
A technician works atop the Saturn V rocket which is being prepared for the first manned lunar landing mission.
03 April 2013, 09:34 AM ET
A NACA staff testing the chemical properties of substances at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory.
02 April 2013, 10:00 AM ET
An unmanned hypersonic research aircraft being tested in the wind tunnels.
01 April 2013, 09:46 AM ET
The remote piloted research aircraft sits on the ramp, awaiting a test flight.
29 March 2013, 10:18 AM ET
Workers stand on the lily pad, guiding a crane to remove a shrapnel shield until it is needed again.
28 March 2013, 09:50 AM ET
Astronaut John Glenn is shown in his silver Mercury spacesuit during pre-flight training at Cape Canaveral.
27 March 2013, 10:06 AM ET
A display of a turbojet engine is shown during investigation at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory of NACA.
26 March 2013, 09:50 AM ET
The HL-10 lifting body is seen in flight during a test.
25 March 2013, 09:42 AM ET
A view of firing room #2 during a test for the Apollo 12 launch.
22 March 2013, 10:54 AM ET
A NACA research aircraft is launched for a test flight.
21 March 2013, 09:50 AM ET
A NASA technician inspects a transport model between wind tunnel tests at Langley.
20 March 2013, 09:52 AM ET
This half-scale test craft was pre-flighted by being carried on a truck.
19 March 2013, 10:23 AM ET
A researcher considers the first full-scale airplane tested in the Propeller Research Tunnel.
18 March 2013, 10:05 AM ET
The prime recovery ship hoists the Apollo 13 Command Module aboard the ship.
15 March 2013, 09:55 AM ET
Plum Brook's lily pad area shown with the shrapnel shields removed.
14 March 2013, 09:43 AM ET
The seven-year journey to Saturn begins.
13 March 2013, 10:13 AM ET
On a ramp in Edwards, California, the X-36 prototype sits.
12 March 2013, 09:40 AM ET
This simulator, originally known as the MASTIF, was built at the Lewis Research Center.
11 March 2013, 09:39 AM ET
The Apollo 14 module is pictured on the moon.
08 March 2013, 09:45 AM ET
The X-38 sits on the lakebed after a test flight.
07 March 2013, 09:16 AM ET
Two mechanics pose with Langley's first wind tunnel.
06 March 2013, 09:01 AM ET
The experimental aircraft pictured in a circling flight path on Rogers Dry Lakedbed.
05 March 2013, 09:16 AM ET
In June 1961, the Plum Brook reactor goes critical for the first time.
04 March 2013, 09:38 AM ET
The space vehicle leaves the Vehicle Assembly Building.
01 March 2013, 09:08 AM ET
A model of a rocket capable of interplanetary exploration.
28 February 2013, 09:01 AM ET
Research pilot John Manke pictured with the M2-F3 lifting body.
27 February 2013, 09:16 AM ET
The rig is prepared for encapsulation in its payload fairing.
26 February 2013, 09:05 AM ET
This rig was developed to train astronauts in how to gain control of a spacecraft moving in multiple directions at the same time.
25 February 2013, 08:57 AM ET
An astronaut gives a military salute while standing next to the U.S. flag.
22 February 2013, 09:21 AM ET
The unpiloted aerial vehicle is inspected upon arrival at the Dryden Flight Research Center.
21 February 2013, 08:55 AM ET
Workers prepare to test the Plum Brook Reactor.
20 February 2013, 10:19 AM ET
An inflatable model for a space station that was designed in 1961.
19 February 2013, 09:38 AM ET
The space vehicle lifts off for the Moon.
15 February 2013, 09:11 AM ET
One of Langley's Sikorsky YR-4B/HNS-1 helicopters is seen in a wind tunnel.