25 Powerful NASA Images To Feed Your Inner Astronaut

NASA has been at the forefront of space exploration for years. It was founded in 1958 by President Dwight Eisenhower with the mission of encouraging civilian missions in space. Since then, NASA has led most of the world’s most significant space programs including Apollo, Skylab, and the Space Shuttle. Today, it is working on new systems to get astronauts to Mars and beyond. Over the course of the last several decades, however, it has made history more than once. First there was the space race that culminated with the moon landing, then there were the amazing photographs that the Hubble Telescope took of deep space. Nasa has always been at the forefront of space exploration and fortunately for us, at every bend in the road there has been somebody holding a camera. The pictures in this list include everything from stars and constellations to moon landings and mars rovers. While some of the pictures may be a bit fuzzy or even black and white, it’s not the picture itself that is so amazing (although some are definitely amazing), it is the idea behind the picture. Time and time again, NASA continues to outdo itself and these are the 25 Powerful NASA Images To Feed Your Inner Astronaut.

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The space shuttle being flown to Florida after landing in California (1998)

The space shuttle being flown to Florida after landing in California (1998)Source and Image: NASA
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Sally Ride, the first American woman in space (1983)

Sally Ride, the first American woman in space (1983)Source and Image: NASA
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Bruce McCandless II ventures more than 300 feet away from the shuttle using a jet powered pack. This was the first untethered spacewalk (1984)

Bruce McCandless II ventures more than 300 feet away from the shuttle using a jet powered pack. This was the first untethered spacewalk (1984)Source and Image: NASA
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The Hubble Ultra Deep Field records the deepest and most sensitive image every taken of the night sky in visible wavelengths. The image took roughly 400 orbits to produce and shows more than 10,000 galaxies (2004)

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field records the deepest and most sensitive image every taken of the night sky in visible wavelengths. The image took roughly 400 orbits and shows more than 10,000 galaxies (2004)Source and Image: NASA
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The destruction of the Challenger only 73 seconds after takeoff has become a symbol of American resilience (1986)

The destruction of the Challenger only 73 seconds after takeoff has become a symbol of American resilience (1986)Source and Image: NASA


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