NASA has started posting images on Flickr where visitors can add comments and keywords to the growing collection. For now the organisation has posted 180 images and it plans to add many more over the coming weeks and months. The collection was previously available on the NASA Images website:
Through a competitive process, NASA selected The Internet Archive to organize a comprehensive online compilation of NASA’s vast collection of photographs, historic film and video on the NASA Images Web site under a non-exclusive Space Act agreement, signed in July 2007. Launched in 2008, NASA Images is already making hundreds of thousands of images and thousands of hours of video and audio content available to the public, and the collection is growing daily at no cost to taxpayers.
The objective is to open up the images to a wider audience while adding value through the addition of tags and keywords. This will make the images easier to find through the contributions of the community over time.