Exploration Images

Ranger VII: Lunar surface impact movie, July 31st 1964. The Ranger VII probe was the first fully successful US moon probe, and the first moon probe of any country to send back close up images of the lunar surface. It was launched July 28th 1964, 50 years ago today.

Mars rover Opportunity:  Microscopic Imager photo, sol 3743

Mars rover Opportunity: Microscopic Imager photo, sol 3743

Curiosity: View across Gale Crater, sol 696 (July 22nd, 2014).  The hills in the background are actually the rim of the crater, and the rover’s busy driving across the crater floor toward the mountain at the crater’s center.
This image was taken by Mastcam: Left (MAST_LEFT) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 696 (2014-07-22 08:15:12 UTC). 

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Curiosity: View across Gale Crater, sol 696 (July 22nd, 2014). The hills in the background are actually the rim of the crater, and the rover’s busy driving across the crater floor toward the mountain at the crater’s center.

This image was taken by Mastcam: Left (MAST_LEFT) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 696 (2014-07-22 08:15:12 UTC).
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Curiosity:  Slopes of Mt. Sharp (Aeolis Mons), Sol 696 (July 22nd, 2014)
This image was taken by Mastcam: Left (MAST_LEFT) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 696 (2014-07-22 08:07:04 UTC). 

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Curiosity: Slopes of Mt. Sharp (Aeolis Mons), Sol 696 (July 22nd, 2014)

This image was taken by Mastcam: Left (MAST_LEFT) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 696 (2014-07-22 08:07:04 UTC).
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Curiosity:  ChemCam image, July 12th 2014.

This image was taken by ChemCam: Remote Micro-Imager (CHEMCAM_RMI) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 686 (2014-07-12 01:56:13 UTC). 

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL

Curiosity: ChemCam image, July 12th 2014.

This image was taken by ChemCam: Remote Micro-Imager (CHEMCAM_RMI) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 686 (2014-07-12 01:56:13 UTC).
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL
Mars rover Opportunity:  Rocks at Endeavour Crater, sol 3717

Mars rover Opportunity: Rocks at Endeavour Crater, sol 3717

Buzz Aldrin floating in front of the Earth, Gemini XII, November 1966
Looking down at the moon from Apollo 13, April 1970
Mars rover Opportunity:  Navcam image from Sol 3705 (June 29th 2014)
Crescent moon out the window, Apollo 13, April 1970