Many astronauts on the ISS take photos which get published. Is there a single archive that contains all of these? I've done several searches, but I only come across small collections e.g. on the Flickr page of individual astronauts.

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    $\begingroup$ images.nasa.gov ? The search interface sucks, so it's difficult to find what you want, but it seems all released NASA photos are there. $\endgroup$ Mar 10 at 13:24
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    $\begingroup$ Try wikiarchives.space/index.php?/category/31 $\endgroup$
    – Ohsin
    Mar 11 at 3:16
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    $\begingroup$ @Ohsin that's a really useful and well-stocked archive - you can search it by NASA photo #, which you can't do at images.nasa.gov. Consider posting it as an answer. $\endgroup$ Mar 11 at 12:25
  • $\begingroup$ @Ohsin I second that your comment needs to be an answer. Great find! $\endgroup$
    – Doresoom
    Mar 11 at 13:51
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    $\begingroup$ @Ohsin thirding! I just searched that archive for "RPOP" and got a wealth of images (I think the official tool returned way more, but almost all of them were connector photos and this is mostly laptop screens which is what I want). That's a good answer! $\endgroup$
    – Erin Anne
    Mar 11 at 20:27

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images.nasa.gov probably has the widest selection of publicly released imagery, but it's not a complete collection of every photo taken aboard the ISS.

NASA Johnson's Flickr page has images broken down by ISS expedition. It's nowhere near the full volume of pictures taken, but it will have a collection of the best ones.

NASA's Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth has a collection of Crew Earth Observation (CEO) taken by crew members of all NASA missions. The search function is a little clunky.

Unfortunately for access to all photos taken, you need a NASA login to Imagery Online.

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    $\begingroup$ Yeah, I miss imagery online. That's where we'd get the funny / slightly awkward ones to decorate the hall for the crew return. Those usually didn't get released. $\endgroup$ Mar 10 at 18:31
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    $\begingroup$ @OrganicMarble I printed out a particularly awkward one of Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei to sign when they came to MSFC for the crew debrief after their Expedition. We all had a good laugh about it. $\endgroup$
    – Doresoom
    Mar 10 at 23:26

Apart from other official resources here is one manually curated archive with nearly 1.2 million public domain and CC-NC photos, documents and videos related to spaceflight.

Each entry has description, source and other metadata. They welcome contributions to the collection by registered users as well.


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    $\begingroup$ I can only accept one answer, but this was very useful too, so thank you. $\endgroup$
    – Hobbes
    Mar 12 at 13:31

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