Shuttle Discovery launch
Last week's NASA-based desktop wallpaper gallery was so popular we thought you would like to see more examples of the kind of images available for free from the NASA website.
Please, keep in mind this is just a sampling – there are thousands of images available if you want to check them out. This week's gallery is concentrating on launches, which I think is one of the most exciting events you will ever see.
For the best results, click the image above the description to navigate to the highest resolution image we have. That higher-resolution image is the one you should use as desktop wallpaper.
Note: We will not produce a photo gallery in a zip file for several reasons, the most important of which is that each photo requires proper attribution, which is not feasible in a download. Very soon we will have a new modern gallery viewer that will make this a more pleasant experience, but until then you will have to exercise a bit of patience.
This gallery was originally published in October 2010.
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.
NASA-based desktop wallpaper gallery is Cool, every one of these but one took place in me life time, and most of them while i was growing up as a Air Force Brat.
How sad USA has become, when we once led the world in these adventures,and now even behind in high speed trains, science not number one in most schools, sports more important. As "old guy" was there during first "man in space" shots, remember the pride, how kids all wanted to "Build rockets and stuff", But today we often leave scientific adventures/programs to other nations. Yea to slightly paraphrase of past and our current reality. "Houston and all, we REALLY do have a problem". Billions on special interest boondoggle, but little on leading the world in sciences.
I had as wallpaper views of deeper space. What is admirable and inspiring is "How we are getting there and discovering". Three cheerts to the great scientists, technologies and the team of contributors.
"Last week's NASA-based desktop wallpaper gallery was so popular we thought you would like to see more examples of the kind of images available for free from the NASA website." Link to the NASA page with these please! My son is on a HUGE rocket kick, every day he demands to watch a zillion videos of launches and he's dressing as an astronaut for Halloween... J.Ja
I have a link to NASA on each page. :) NASA likes to present everything by mission - so that is the best way to find a particular image. (ie Hubble, Apollo, etc.)
I remember those Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo launches on TV. That Saturn V was the most powerful rocket ever launched, I believe. I only wish that there was more money for NASA, as they have contributed much to our knowledge of the universe.