NASA Photos Images Archive Pictures

  • Earth from Apollo 8

    Astronaut William Anders took this picture of the Earth from Apollo 8 in December 1968, using a modified Hasselblad camera.

  • A portrait of Buzz Aldrin from the Apollo 11

    Astronaut William Anders took this picture of the Earth from Apollo 8 in December 1968, using a modified Hasselblad camera.

  • Earth from Space

    This is the first photograph taken from space, on 24 October 1946 from a camera on a V2 rocket. Clyde Holliday, an engineer on the project, wrote at the time in National Geographic that it showed for the first time how the Earth would look to visitors from another planet.

  • Neil Armstrong on the Moon

    For almost 20 years after Apollo 11, the only pictures known of Neil Armstrong on the Moon were a few grainy images from the TV camera and the 16mm film footage. That was until this picture was discovered in their archives in Houston.

  • Ed White spacewalk

    This a picture from the personal photograph album of Ed White, which record his spacewalk, performed on Gemini 4 in 1965, the first by an American.

  • Astronaut Buzz Aldrin 1

    Astronaut Buzz Aldrin took the first self-portrait in space during the Gemini 12 mission in November 1966.

  • Astronaut Buzz Aldrin 2

    Mr Aldrin took this picture of a boot print on the lunar surface, from Apollo 11, in July 1969.