Exploring the Universe

Space pictures featuring a collection of astrophotographers, space artists, major observatories and space organisations.

First American Space Walk

"I'm very thankful in having the experience to be first... This is fun!" On the 3rd June in 1965 Edward Higgins White II became the first American to walk in space. During the Gemini 4 mission, White spent 21min outside the spacecraft. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of his space walk, we have put together a great set capturing this historic event and also the launch of the Gemini 4, splashdown and the Gemini 4 crew.

Apollo 13 Launch

Launched April 11th 1970, it was planned to be the third manned landing on the Moon, but two days into the flight, about 300,000km from Earth, an explosion in an oxygen tank crippled the spacecraft. After passing around the Moon, Apollo 13 headed back to Earth. All three astronauts returned safely to Earth on 17th April.

Royalty Free Space Images

Space the final frontier… Our collection of Royalty Free Space images offers you images that combine the unrivalled quality of Science Photo Library imagery with the flexibility of royalty free licensing.

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