NASA’s images from the Apollo moon landings, the Voyager planetary flybys and the many space shuttle missions will be accessible through a central, searchable Web site under a partnership between the space agency and the nonprofit Internet Archive.
The archive will spend millions of dollars to consolidate images that are already in digital form and to convert those that are not.
“The big payoff on this will be getting the terrific materials that are basically in the space centers up and available on the Internet,” said Brewster Kahle, the archive’s founder and digital librarian. “They are still images, different forms of film and video tapes over the years. The idea is to get it all online.”