Skip to comments.NASA to Post Millions of Photos Online
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.
Not recommented for dial-up.
Dang, forgot the A in </
Actually, I think it was the http:// that did you in.
I usually miss that “A” or put the addy behind the “”...It’s the keyboards fault! ;-)
How nice of them since those photos are ours in the first place.
Ping for your list
Alien photos included.
Almost 850 pics from Project Mercury alone - yeah, it *was* nice of them, regardless of who paid the bill.
Yeah....let’s see all the classified UFO photos.....
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.
“How nice of them since those photos are ours in the first place”
Well you weren’t doing it, so they did it.
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.
Does this include pictures of alien bases on the far side of the moon?
Naw, it’s too dark over there, but I’m sure they have all the Cydonia photos.
Well, it does cost us more money for them to put these out there on a website. Someone is getting paid to do this.
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. :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you Petitfour. I check those hints out. I appreciate it.
In my opinion pictures from Hubble should have been widely available all along.