NASA Releases Amazing Photographs of Space Exploration From Archives

60 Years in Space with NASA: Journey through the U.S. space program’s fascinating pictorial history

I can never get enough of space images.

Curiosity made this self-portrait on August 5, 2015, by maneuvering the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the end of a seven-foot-long robotic arm. Image Credit: NASA.
Curiosity made this self-portrait on August 5, 2015, by maneuvering the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the end of a seven-foot-long robotic arm. Image Credit: NASA.

These, recently released NASA images have been made available from the Space Agency’s Archives, and show unprecedented details in the history of NASA’s space exploration program.

Space shuttle Discovery docked with the International Space Station in 2005. Image Credit: NASA.
Space shuttle Discovery docked with the International Space Station in 2005. Image Credit: NASA.

The NASA archives by Piers Bizony, Roger Launius, Andrew Chaikin offer 468 pages of hundreds of stunning photographs taken throughout NASA’s History. The hardback book measures 13 by 13 inches and is on sale for $150.

Ed White photographed by Gemini 4 Commander Jim McDivitt. Image Credit: NASA.
Ed White photographed by Gemini 4 Commander Jim McDivitt. Image Credit: NASA.

The images offer an unprecedented opportunity to go through NASA long space-exploration history with photos from Mars, footprints of the moon, and images of some of the most remote places within our solar system.

Apollo 9 CM pilot Dave Scott emerges from the hatch, testing some of the spacesuit systems that will be used for lunar operations. Image Credit: NASA.
Apollo 9 CM pilot Dave Scott emerges from the hatch, testing some of the spacesuit systems that will be used for lunar operations. Image Credit: NASA.

All images were taken from the NASA archives to commemorate the 60th birthday of the world’s most famous space agency.

Navy divers prepare to retrieve the Gemini 6A crew on December 16, 1965. Image Credit: NASA.
Navy divers prepare to retrieve the Gemini 6A crew on December 16, 1965. Image Credit: NASA.

The collection includes more than 400 photographs that showcase NASA’s achievements and history, offering proof of mankind’s ingenuity.

Buzz Aldrin’s boot print on the moon's surface. Image Credit: NASA.
Buzz Aldrin’s boot print on the moon’s surface. Image Credit: NASA.

The Nasa archives is available now from Taschen and Amazon.

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