Space Pictures

The Space Shuttle, Earth from orbit, etc.

This page is dedicated to the astronauts who did not return.

  1. Earthrise - the rising half Earth, bright blue and white, over the surface of the moon below, seen from the Apollo 8 spacecraft as it circled the moon. Picture by NASA, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  2. Man on the moon - astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 mission, the 1st manned landing on the moon. Picture by NASA, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  3. Hurricane from space - a large Hurricane storm, seen from space. Picture by NASA, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  4. Lunar Rover - close up of Apollo 15 astronaut David R. Scott exploring the moon's surface in the Lunar Roving Vehicle, seen from right, a greyscale picture. Picture by NASA, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  5. Delta II lift off - a Delta II rocket climbing up in the clear blue sky, lifting a satellite to orbit. Picture by Heather R. Shaw, USAF, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  6. Half moon - the moon, seen from the unmanned spacecraft Galileo as it flew by it. Picture by NASA, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  7. Shuttle landing - the space shuttle Atlantis touches down on the runway at Kennedy Space Center, seen from right. Picture by NASA, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  8. Spacewalk - an astronaut floats freely in space, high above the cloud covered ocean below. Picture by NASA, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  9. Earth's horizon - the wonderful blue color of Earth's sun lit horizon and ocean as seen from the International Space Station, with the space shuttle Endeavour docked to it. Picture by NASA, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  10. International Space Station - the International Space Station orbiting over Earth as seen from a nearby space shuttle. Picture by NASA, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  11. Shuttle in space - close up of the sun lit nose and cockpit of the space shuttle Endeavour in space orbit high above the big blue ocean. Picture by NASA, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  12. Endeavour lift-off - the space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center. Picture by NASA, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  13. Iceland from space - iceland, in the north Atlantic, as seen from space. In this mid winter picture, most of the island is covered with bright sun lit snow, yet there's a dust storm off the southern coast, a rare combination typical only to Iceland. Picture by NASA, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  14. Alaska from space - south-central Alaska as seen from space, including the Gulf of Alaska, the snow covered mountain ranges and Kodiak Island. Picture by NASA, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  15. Land of Fire - tierra del Fuego, the 'Land of Fire' at the southernmost tip of South America, as seen from space, almost entirely covered with bright sun lit snow. Picture by NASA, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  16. Shuttle over 747 - the space shuttle Endeavour atop a modified Boeing 747 which flies it back to Kennedy Space Center, Florida for its next space flight. Picture by D. Keith Simmons, USN, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  17. Lunar Earthrise - our blue planet Earth rising like a big blue moon in the distance over the moon, seen from the Apollo 8 spacecraft at it circled the moon in 1968. Picture by NASA, 1024x768

  18. Ready for 1st flight - space shuttle Columbia on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center at the night before the 1st space shuttle flight in 1981. Picture by NASA, 1024x768

  19. Deep space eye 1 - this beautiful eye-shaped red blue and orange form is a Helix Nebula far away, hundreds of light years from Earth. Picture by NASA, 1024x768

  20. Lunar landscape - astronaut Harrison Schmitt of Apollo 17 and his lunar vehicle over a typical lunar landscape. Picture by NASA, 1024x768

  21. Mars landscape 1 - the martian surface as seen from the Viking 2 spacecraft in 1976. Picture by NASA, 1024x768

  22. Skylab - the 1970s Skylab spacecraft in orbit around Earth, high above the big blue ocean and clouds below. Picture by NASA, 1024x768

  23. Rendezvous in orbit - just meters away, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft approaches the docking point of the International Space Station. Over 200 miles below, two lakes are reflecting the sun's light. Picture by NASA, 1024x768

  24. Rendezvous 2 - a Progress supply spacecraft approaches the International Space Station as the two pass over 200 miles above cloud-covered central Asia. Picture by NASA, 1024x768

  25. Discovery takeoff - with the Atlantic Ocean in the background, space shuttle Discovery takes off on pillars of fire from its three rockets, 1024x768

  26. Discovery takeoff 2 - space shuttle Discovery takes off, seen from right, 1024x777

  27. Space walk - With the ocean far below, astronaut Ed White makes the first spacewalk by an American astronaut, 1024x768

  28. Galaxy - a telescope image of a very far away galaxy, that looks much like our own Milky Way Galaxy, 1024x768

  29. Moon lander - The moon lander spacecraft, seen from above while maneuvering in space, high above the ocean, during the test flights before the 1969 journey to the Moon, 1024x768

  30. Endeavour 2 - the space shuttle Endeavour lands in California, with a big red parachute brake behind its tail. USAF picture by Jim Ross, 1024x768

  31. The Moon - a magnified picture of the full moon, 1024x768

  32. Endeavour Landing - space shuttle Endeavour just before landing as is returned from space mission STS-100, 1024x768

  33. Half moon - The moon, half dark, as seen by a telescope at night, 1024x768

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