NASA Photo Images
In the NASA Photo Gallery we offer a freelance and agency photographers’ perspective of NASA and endeavors under taken in and around the Kennedy Space Center.
Congress and the President of the United States created the national Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 1, 1958 “An Act to provide for research into the problems of flight within and outside the Earth’s atmosphere, and for other purposes.”
You will find within the following NASA photo galleries literally hundreds of images containing photography of NASA based facilities, equipment and rocket launches and truly unique views of the inner workings of NASA and “Americas Premier Space Port”.
Don’t mistake these photos with the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex, an awesome destination all it’s own, Contained within these Nasa photo galleries I offer a behind scenes look in to the 52 story tall VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building), the massive crawlers that move fully functional rocket systems roughly 3 miles to the launch pad for departure to space along with most other Space Center locations.
To find these images click on the navigational menu’s titled “Kennedy Space Center” and you will find up close and in depth photos of the space port.
A wide selection of photography equipment have been used to accomplish what you will see. Camera and lens combinations from Olympus, Nikon, Sigma and Tamron. The launch photos typically use telephoto lenses of 300mm and longer and specialized settings in most cases utilizing the “manual” operation of the camera itself. Distances from the pad to where access is allowed is generally as close as just under 3 miles to as far as 15 miles depending on the day and what is offered. With the Shuttle program now over the dramatic launches are left to the future of the SLS program and a return to a launch system that has the potential to exceed the famed “Saturn 5 Program” in scope and reach.