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preserve historical content now not available on the Internet for future 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.