January 28, 2022

New Digital Collection: Historic Space Pictures Published Online for the First Time

From University College London:

Part of a historic archive of space images, including Soviet photos of the surface of Venus, hand-assembled mosaics of Jupiter’s moons, and an incredibly detailed map of the Moon, has been published online by UCL (University College London).


Many of these pictures have never been published online before; others only in poor quality scans.


UCL has a large archive of historical space photos from NASA and other agencies. Before the internet became a major tool for sharing scientific data, NASA shipped hard copies of its photos, and UCL was one of only seven institutions outside of the United States to receive them. The university’s planetary science archives have been further enriched over the years thanks to the research interests of its astronomers.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.