These Beautiful Artsy NASA Photos Were Buried in the Archives

October 5, 2018 Updated: October 15, 2018

Browsing through NASA photo archives, one may not really expect anything surprising. You know, guys in tinfoil suits, flag on the Moon, a shuttle taking off—that kind of thing. Imagine my delight when I stumbled upon quite a few examples of impressive photography work.

The Space Shuttle Challenger, atop a mobile launch platform, slowly moves through the Florida fog to Launch Pad 39A in preparation for its first liftoff on the STS-6 mission. The fully assembled Shuttle, weighting 12,000 pounds less than predecessor Columbia, completed the trip to the pad in just over six hours on Nov. 30, 1982. (NASA)
The Space Shuttle Challenger, atop a mobile launch platform, slowly moves through the Florida fog to Launch Pad 39A in preparation for its first liftoff on the STS-6 mission. The fully assembled Shuttle, weighting 12,000 pounds less than predecessor Columbia, completed the trip to the pad in just over six hours on Nov. 30, 1982. (NASA)
Apollo 6 and its gantry leaving the vehicle assembly building (VAB) on transporter heading to the launch site on pad 39A at KSC on Feb. 6, 1968. (NASA)
Apollo 6 and its gantry leaving the vehicle assembly building (VAB) on transporter heading to the launch site on pad 39A at KSC on Feb. 6, 1968. (NASA)

 

 

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