NASA's image archive to be available online

NASA, in partnership with the nonprofit Internet Archive, will make available online a central repository of NASA's images.

A quote from the Associated Press article at Wired:

NASA's images from the Apollo moon landings, the Voyager planetary flybys and the many space shuttle missions will be accessible through a central, searchable Web site under a partnership between the space agency and the nonprofit Internet Archive.

NASA's images are available online at a number of sites, but a central repository as such has been missing. The cost for the repository will be borne by the Internet Archive. The archive will also include audio files, documents, and presentations of historical importance.

NASA's images have been used by Google in its popular Google Earth program, and Microsoft has also collaborated (BBS News) with them on certain immersive photography projects. The central repository will make it easier to locate specific images for several projects and reports.