A vast collection of NASA archival images, video and audio collections were made available to the public this past week. NASA Images is a five-year cooperative agreement between the space agency and Internet Archive, a non-profit online library. When complete, this database will contain twenty-one collections, featuring millions of images and thousands of hours of video footage.
The site has files conveniently grouped by subject or timeline, and is easily searchable by keyword. There are photos from throughout NASA’s 50 year history, including the Apollo Program, the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station.
The collaboration between NASA and Internet Archive is made possible by a grant from the Kahle-Austin Foundation. Internet Archive receives no financial support from NASA for this service. They are actively looking for additional financial support in the form of grants and sponsorships, and can be contacted by email through their website.
Also check out Wired’s extensive coverage of NASA’s anniversary this week.