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NASA to Post Millions of Photos Online
ABC News AU ^ | 07.26.2008 | ABC News AU

Posted on 07/26/2008 4:27:48 PM PDT by Coffee200am

The US space agency NASA has launched a free online gallery featuring photographs and video of missions throughout its 40-year history.

The www.nasaimages.org website will eventually contain millions of photographs.

The gallery will cover all of NASA's activities from the moon landings to images from the Hubble space telescope and photographs of experimental aircraft.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: nasa; photos; space
NASA Images
1 posted on 07/26/2008 4:27:49 PM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: Coffee200am
You foobar'd your link.

LINK

Not recommented for dial-up.

2 posted on 07/26/2008 4:29:13 PM PDT by library user (There's no sandwich like prawn sandwich.)
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To: library user

Dang, forgot the A in </


3 posted on 07/26/2008 4:30:35 PM PDT by Coffee200am ("We should all be living in mud huts and riding bicycles to avoid killing the polar bears..."/s)
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To: Coffee200am

Actually, I think it was the http:// that did you in.

:O)


4 posted on 07/26/2008 4:31:52 PM PDT by library user (There's no sandwich like prawn sandwich.)
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To: library user

I usually miss that “A” or put the addy behind the “”...It’s the keyboards fault! ;-)


5 posted on 07/26/2008 4:34:06 PM PDT by Coffee200am ("We should all be living in mud huts and riding bicycles to avoid killing the polar bears..."/s)
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To: Coffee200am

How nice of them since those photos are ours in the first place.


6 posted on 07/26/2008 4:49:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I'm a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 1, who won't be voting for McCain.)
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To: KevinDavis

Ping for your list


7 posted on 07/26/2008 4:52:34 PM PDT by indcons
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To: Coffee200am

Alien photos included.


8 posted on 07/26/2008 4:52:59 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: DoughtyOne
How nice of them since those photos are ours in the first place.

Almost 850 pics from Project Mercury alone - yeah, it *was* nice of them, regardless of who paid the bill.

9 posted on 07/26/2008 5:01:43 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: July 4th

Yeah....let’s see all the classified UFO photos.....


10 posted on 07/26/2008 5:03:08 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Four members of the U.S. Supreme Court don't understand the words "shall not be infringed.")
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To: Charles Martel
I was referencing the idea they were going to provide these at no cost.

It's going to be great to nose around through those photos. The ones of the earth from space have always intrigued me. Well, they all do actually.

11 posted on 07/26/2008 5:08:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I'm a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 1, who won't be voting for McCain.)
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To: DoughtyOne

“How nice of them since those photos are ours in the first place”

Well you weren’t doing it, so they did it.


12 posted on 07/26/2008 5:11:23 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Coffee200am

Nice pictures, but the website itself looks crummy (Firefox, linux OS). Lots of overlapping and cropped text, and the captioning on the left side extends into the dark area, making it unreadable.


13 posted on 07/26/2008 5:27:51 PM PDT by shorty_harris
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To: Coffee200am

Does this include pictures of alien bases on the far side of the moon?


14 posted on 07/26/2008 5:28:25 PM PDT by fso301
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To: fso301

Naw, it’s too dark over there, but I’m sure they have all the Cydonia photos.


15 posted on 07/26/2008 5:34:52 PM PDT by rdl6989 ( I'm a carbon based human being, a Carbonated-American)
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To: DoughtyOne

Well, it does cost us more money for them to put these out there on a website. Someone is getting paid to do this.


16 posted on 07/26/2008 5:41:12 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: DoughtyOne

Hubby just looked up who is actually doing the website. It is www.archive.org, and they say that NASA is not funding this at all. They are doing it via a grant from somebody, I don’t know what hubby said. :)


17 posted on 07/26/2008 5:48:00 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Born to Conserve

I did do it. I paid them to do it. So did you.

Those pictures were taken on my dime, and the dime of everyone else in this nation.


18 posted on 07/26/2008 6:16:01 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I'm a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 1, who won't be voting for McCain.)
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To: petitfour

In the grand scheme of things, I can’t imagine this costing that much to do. These photos are the property of the United States. They are the property of the citizens of this nation.

NASA has been sitting on them for decades.


19 posted on 07/26/2008 6:18:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I'm a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 1, who won't be voting for McCain.)
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To: petitfour

Well that is great. I’m glad it is happening. I just get a little upset to see it said they are doing it for free as if NASA was so benevolent.

All the things NASA has done, should be readily available for citizens to see and review. At least everything reasonable should be.

We know next to nothing about what takes place on the ‘international space station’ unless I’m just not tuning in to the right internet site or something.


20 posted on 07/26/2008 6:22:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I'm a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 1, who won't be voting for McCain.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Anybody can have those images at any time. They are available via NASA’s website, but it takes some know-how to get to them. They have been scanning them for years and years. Hubby says, “The agreement with www.archive.org is just a bunch of government BS because anybody can do this on their own.”

It is amazing what materials are out there for perusal. And then there are all the materials that NASA has lost that individuals (astronauts and engineers) have in their own filing cabinets.


21 posted on 07/26/2008 6:29:35 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

Well I’ve been running around the NASA sight for years, and I never ran into them. If so, that’s great. I just wish more of us knew how to find them all.

I do know some of NASA’s photos were available from recent years, but I’ve never found a ‘treasure-trove’ over there.

It is amazing what you can find. I appreciate the posts.


22 posted on 07/26/2008 6:37:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I'm a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 1, who won't be voting for McCain.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Hubby says you can get the radio transmissions from the international space station if you dig for it. “It’s out there.” I don’t know about video. Hubby often puts the live feeds from the space shuttle missions on our computer. It drives me crazy because I can’t stand the voice(s) of the folks in Houston who often narrate what is going on.

Until a few months ago, we did not know how much NASA has available via its website. But it really does take someone knowing how to dig through it to get to everything because their Search feature is very limited. http://ntrs.nasa.gov is the site that gets you to technical reports. Within the site is NTRS and NIX archives. I’m lost here in hubby’s explanation to me. But the point is that from that website, you can get to all this stuff. Hubby says it’s a mess, however. “The metadata is awful.” He’s full of technical lingo. heh. Anywho, he’s working with a bunch of retired NASA folks doing this and that with the new lunar landing program. Their website is www.lunarlanding.info.


23 posted on 07/26/2008 6:39:28 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

Thank you Petitfour. I check those hints out. I appreciate it.


24 posted on 07/26/2008 6:46:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I'm a non Soros non lefitst supporting maverick Gang of 1, who won't be voting for McCain.)
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To: Coffee200am

Outstanding!


25 posted on 07/26/2008 7:41:00 PM PDT by TigersEye (Drill or get off the Hill. ... call Nancy Pelosi @ 202 - 225 - 0100)
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To: Coffee200am

In my opinion pictures from Hubble should have been widely available all along.


26 posted on 07/26/2008 8:22:14 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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