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NASA Images: More desktop wallpaper from the space program

Ares I-X test rocket 2009

This was the first launch from Kennedy's pads of a vehicle other than the space shuttle since the Apollo Program's Saturn rockets were retired.Credit: NASA

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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.

22 comments
vitec
vitec

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.

zclayton2
zclayton2

the crew escape mechanism for Gemini-Titan? I see no escape tower.

hmmmmm!
hmmmmm!

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.

Tiger_Cane
Tiger_Cane

ARES 1_X Test Flight occurred on June 4, 2010. Not in 2009

zerg1961
zerg1961

Brilliant, really really

kmermel
kmermel

Be a part of the effort to get humans to space. Join the National Space Society www.nss.org

s.wolski
s.wolski

Awesome pictures and Great History of NASA. Please keep them coming.

putchavn
putchavn

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.

KarrasB
KarrasB

Exquisite...absolutely exquisite.

Justin James
Justin James

"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

deICERAY
deICERAY

Thanks for providing usable-sized images this time.

NickNielsen
NickNielsen moderator

Thanks, Mark. But you KNOW what's coming, don't you? All those vertical images... :p

davidm
davidm

I've been saying that for years... well put.

Richard Turpin
Richard Turpin

Many thanks for the transcendent pictures.This is very gratuitous of you Thanks.

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin moderator

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.)

techrepublic
techrepublic

Thanks to the person who posted these when the last NASA collection was featured here!

fmendez
fmendez

I agree. Nice shots.

Roc Riz
Roc Riz

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.