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NASA Teams Up With Flickr to Share Historic Image Collection (Photos)

NASA today joined the Commons on Flickr. Thanks to this, NASA will now begin to share a large variety of pictures from its vast collection of images on Flickr.  Currently, three image collections (“Launch and Takeoff,” “Building NASA” and “Center Namesakes”) are available on Flickr. All of these images are published without any copyright restrictions.

In collaboration with the Internet Archive, NASA already makes thousands of images and thousands of hours of video available on NASAimages.org. There, however, users can’t comment on pictures.

NASA joins a growing number of institutions like the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the New York Public Library and the U.S. National Archives on Flickr’s The Commons.

“An Opportunity for the Public to Participate in the Process of Discovery”

According to Debbie Rivera, the lead for the NASA Images project at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, the agency hopes that this new collaboration will provide “an opportunity for the public to participate in the process of discovery. In addition, the public can help the agency capture historical knowledge about missions and programs through this new resource and make it available for future generations.”

NASA plans to release additional photo sets over time.

Lighting up the Sky

Launch of Friendship 7

Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1931 – 1934

Dr. Robert H. Goddard at His Launch Control Shack

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