NASA goes social on Flickr

NASA has added thousands of historical images to the Flickr “Commons,” a section of the photo sharing website that allows users to tag and contribute to content made available for public use. The Flickr initiative is compiled of three categories: “Launch and Takeoff”; “Building NASA”; and “Center Namesakes.”

The “Launch and Takeoff” category captures iconic spacecraft and aircraft taking flight. “Building NASA” spotlights ground-breaking events and the construction of some of NASA’s one-of-a-kind facilities. The “Center Namesakes” set features photos of the founders and figureheads of NASA’s 10 field centers.

In 2007, NASA selected non-profit org Internet Archive to organize hundreds of thousands of NASA images. The result was NASAimages.org, a website which provides images and video free of charge to the public.

The NASA Flickr page does not have any HD video uploaded at this time (Flickr also hosts video content), but you can find an archive of video to view or download at NASAimages.org.

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Jeff Chabot

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Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

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