Thursday, July 24, 2008
PASADENA - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration opened easier access today to a significant part of its image and video archive.
All you need is a computer and an internet connection.
Located at http://www.nasaimages.org, the site is supposed to combine 21 NASA imagery collections in a single, searchable online resource.
Enabled by a five-year partnership with Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library based in San Francisco, the new access is billed by NASA as no-cost to taxpayers, and images are free to the public.
The example above, which I'd never seen before, shows the Old Fire burning up-slope towards Crestline and Lake Arrowhead on Oct. 28, 2003. Click on it for full-screen view.