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Science Images and Videos: Online Government Resources

Astronomy and Aeronautics

George Adams. [An orrey or planetarium designed by George Adams showing relative positions of the planets in relation to the sun] / T. Milne del. ; Jno. Lodge sc..1799. Miscellaneous Items in High Demand. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

To aid in safely growing the airline industry, the Civil Aeronautics Authority (CAA) was created in 1938. This later became the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), an agency under the U.S. Department of Transportation. Our interest in space and space travel ultimately led to the establishment of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1958, formerly known as the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), which had been founded in 1915 to promote research in aeronautics. The following links provide government image resources for the areas of astronomy and aeronautics.