Space Pictures and Astronomy Pictures
From John P. Millis, Ph.D, former About.com Guide
- History of Manned Space Exploration
- Unmanned Missions to Space
- The Future of Space Exploration
- Featured Image of the Week
- Space Exploration Pictures
- Astronaut and Cosmonaut Pictures
- Pictures of Astronomers, Scientists and Philosophers
- Deep Space Pictures
- Solar System Pictures
History of Manned Space Exploration
It has been more than 50 years since man first left the comforts of our atmosphere. Here is a look back at some of those missions.
Unmanned Missions to Space
Before man traveled to space, unmanned craft were sent to orbit the Earth. This has almost become commonplace, with communications and scientific satellites being put into orbit on a regular basis. But there is a long and rich history of triumph and failure as man took the first steps into space.
The Future of Space Exploration
Mankind has made tremendous strides in the field of space exploration. But where do we go from here? What will the future of space exploration look like?
- The Next Unmanned Missions to Space
- The Future of Manned Space Flight
- Is NASA Headed in the Right Direction?
- The Constellation Program
- How Will Man Return to the Moon?
Featured Image of the Week
Welcome to Space & Astronomy Featured Picture of the Week. Every week, discover fascinating images from astronomy and space.
Space Exploration Pictures
Space missions are designed to explore the unknown and learn more about the universe around us. Whether it's a manned space mission to the moon, a robot explorer in the solar system or a probe to the galaxy beyond, check out these space exploration mission pictures.
- Project Mercury Pictures Gallery
- Sputnik 1 Pictures Gallery
- The Tragedy of Apollo 1
- The Successful Failure - Apollo 13
- America's First Space Station - Skylab
- STS-1 - First Space Shuttle mission
- Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Pictures Gallery
- MESSENGER Mission to Mercury
- Mission to Pluto - New Horizons
- Stardust Exploring a Comet
Astronaut and Cosmonaut Pictures
View pictures of the brave men and women who have made a success of the US Astronaut Program as well as international astronauts and cosmonauts.
- Dick Scobee Pictures Gallery
- Image Gallery of Mae Jemison - First African-American Woman Astronaut
- Lisa Nowak - Former Astronaut
- Space Suits Pictures Gallery
- Pictures of the First Man on the Moon - Neil Armstrong
Pictures of Astronomers, Scientists and Philosophers
Sir Isaac Newton wrote in a letter to his chief rival Robert Hooke, "If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants."
Whether standing on their shoulders or giants themselves, check out these pictures of some of those who have changed the world and our views of the universe.
- Aristotle Pictures Gallery
- Ptolemy - Placing earth at the Center of the Universe
- Mathemetician Pythagoras
- Father of Modern Rocketry - Robert Goddard
- Pictures of Wernher von Braun
Deep Space Pictures
Discover pictures of stars, black holes, quasars, pulsars, and other deep space objects. Learn more about our universe with these deep space and stars pictures. You'll find out more about the constellations as you tour our universe in pictures.
Solar System Pictures
Discover pictures of our solar system. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, asteroids, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, comets and meteors are all subjects of pictures for your education and enjoyment. You'll learn more about our solar system from these pictures.
- Sun Pictures Gallery
- Mercury Pictures Gallery
- MESSENGER - Mission to Mercury Pictures Gallery
- Venus Pictures Gallery
- Earth Pictures Gallery