NASA Images Launches

We got an email yesterday at work about a new site opening up with
NASA images. I got a chance to check it out, and it’s rather impressive!

>NASA and Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library based in San
>Francisco, made available the most comprehensive compilation ever of NASA's
>vast collection of photographs, historic film and video Thursday. Located at
>http://www.nasaimages.org the Internet site combines for the first time 21
>major NASA imagery collections into a single, searchable online resource. A
>link to the Web site will appear on the http://www.nasa.gov home page.
>
>The Web site launch is the first step in a five-year partnership that will
>add millions of images and thousands of hours of video and audio content,
>with enhanced search and viewing capabilities, and new user features on a
>continuing basis. Over time, integration of www.nasaimages.org with
>www.nasa.gov will become more seamless and comprehensive.
>
>"This partnership with Internet Archive enables NASA to provide the American
>public with access to its vast collection of imagery from one searchable
>source, unlocking a new treasure trove of discoveries for students,
>historians, enthusiasts and researchers," said NASA Deputy Administrator
>Shana Dale. "This new resource also will enable the agency to digitize and
>preserve historical content now not available on the Internet for future
>generations."
>
>Through a competitive process, NASA selected Internet Archive to manage the
>NASA Images Web site under a non-exclusive Space Act agreement, signed in
>July 2007. The five-year project is at no cost to the taxpayer and the
>images are free to the public.