NASA image archive at Flickr

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NASA, the Internet Archive and Flickr have created a new taggable collection of NASA images at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasacommons.

From NASA press release at http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010/aug/HQ_10-186_NASA_Flickr_Common.html:

Three compilations of images from more than half a century of NASA history are available for comment on a section of the photo-sharing site Flickr known as The Commons.

Visitors to NASA on The Commons can help tell the photos' story by adding tags, or keywords, to the images to identify objects and people. In addition, viewers can communicate with other visitors by sharing comments. These contributions will help make the images easier to find online and add insight about NASA's history.

The capability to interact with these already-public photos is the result of a partnership between NASA, Flickr from Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, Calif., and Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library based in San Francisco.

Three sets of photos share a common theme of NASA beginnings. The "Launch and Takeoff" set 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.
 

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Yet another image repository. This just looks to me jumping on the Flickr bandwagon train. Of course all the others will remain no doubt. Remember NIX, NASA Image Exchange? Will it now go away? Nothing comes close to the Dryden collection in content and organization, imo.
 

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