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Background imageExploration Collection: The Blue Marble - Earth from space, December 7, 1972. Creator: NASA

The Blue Marble - Earth from space, December 7, 1972. Creator: NASA
The Blue Marble - Earth from space, December 7, 1972. This famous photograph, known as The Blue Marble, was captured by the Apollo 17 astronauts on the same day that they left Earth on a Saturn V

Background imageExploration Collection: Earthrise - Apollo 8, December 24, 1968. Creator: William A Anders

Earthrise - Apollo 8, December 24, 1968. Creator: William A Anders
Earthrise - Apollo 8, December 24, 1968. This view of the rising Earth greeted the Apollo 8 astronauts as they came from behind the Moon after the fourth nearside orbit

Background imageExploration Collection: Victoria Falls: The Leaping Water, pub. 1864. Creator: Thomas Baines (1820-75)

Victoria Falls: The Leaping Water, pub. 1864. Creator: Thomas Baines (1820-75)
Victoria Falls: The Leaping Water, from Explorations in South West Africa, pub. 1864 (colour lithograph). made in collaboration with James Chapman (1831-1872)

Background imageExploration Collection: President Kennedy makes his We choose to go to the Moon speech, Rice University, 1962

President Kennedy makes his We choose to go to the Moon speech, Rice University, 1962. US President John F. Kennedy gives his We choose to go to the Moon speech in Houston, Texas

Background imageExploration Collection: Victoria Falls of the Zambezi River, on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, 1900

Victoria Falls of the Zambezi River, on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, 1900
Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River, on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Africa, 1900. Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone (1813-1873)

Background imageExploration Collection: U-2 spy plane with fictitious NASA markings, USA, 1960. Creator: NASA

U-2 spy plane with fictitious NASA markings, USA, 1960. Creator: NASA
U-2 spy plane with fictitious NASA markings, USA, 1960. After Francis Gary Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union during a CIA spy flight on May 1, 1960

Background imageExploration Collection: Geological map of the moon, 1967

Geological map of the moon, 1967. This map is based largely on photographs taken by the US Lunar Orbiter 4 spacecraft. Launched on 4 May 1967

Background imageExploration Collection: Four moons of Jupiter, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, 1979

Four moons of Jupiter, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, 1979. Four separate pictures of these moons sometimes known as the Galilean moons taken from Voyager 1

Background imageExploration Collection: Captain James Cook taking possession of New South Wales in the name of the British Crown, 1770

Captain James Cook taking possession of New South Wales in the name of the British Crown, 1770. James Cook (1728-1779), English explorer, navigator and hydrographer, made three voyages of discovery

Background imageExploration Collection: US Astronaut Edward H. White II carrying out external tasks

US Astronaut Edward H. White II carrying out external tasks during third orbit of Gemini-Titan 4 flight. CREDIT: NASA

Background imageExploration Collection: Neta Snook Southern at Ames Research Center, California, USA, 1980. Creator: NASA

Neta Snook Southern at Ames Research Center, California, USA, 1980. Creator: NASA
Neta Snook Southern at Ames Research Center, California, USA, 1980. American pioneer aviator Neta Snook Southern, age 84, emerges from the Flight Simulator for Advanced Aircraft

Background imageExploration Collection: Gemini VI in orbit 160 miles (257 km) above Earth, December 15, 1965

Gemini VI in orbit 160 miles (257 km) above Earth, December 15, 1965. Gemini VI spacecraft seen through the hatch window of Gemini VII during rendezvous and station-keeping manoeuvres

Background imageExploration Collection: Looking North in McMurdo Sound, 1911, (1946). Creator: Edward Wilson

Looking North in McMurdo Sound, 1911, (1946). Creator: Edward Wilson
Looking North in McMurdo Sound, 1911, (1946). View of seals in Antarctica by Dr Edward Wilson, a member of Robert Falcon Scotts doomed expedition to the South Pole

Background imageExploration Collection: HMS Beagle laid ashore, Rio Santa Cruz, Patagonia, South America, 1834 (1839)

HMS Beagle laid ashore, Rio Santa Cruz, Patagonia, South America, 1834 (1839). The Beagle, commanded by Robert Fitzroy, set sail on a 5-year voyage around the world in December 1831

Background imageExploration Collection: President Eisenhower with Hugh Dryden and T. Keith Glennan, August 19, USA, 1958

President Eisenhower with Hugh Dryden and T. Keith Glennan, August 19, USA, 1958. US President Dwight D. Eisenhower (centre) swears in Dr. T

Background imageExploration Collection: Seamans, von Braun and President Kennedy at Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, 1963

Seamans, von Braun and President Kennedy at Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, 1963. Dr. Wernher von Braun (center) explains the Saturn Launch System to President John F. Kennedy

Background imageExploration Collection: Ed White performs first U. S. spacewalk, 1965. Creator: James A McDivitt

Ed White performs first U. S. spacewalk, 1965. Creator: James A McDivitt
Ed White performs first U.S. spacewalk, 1965. Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot for the Gemini-Titan 4 space flight, floats in space during Americas first spacewalk

Background imageExploration Collection: The Fram in the Bay of Whales, Antarctica, 1911-1912

The Fram in the Bay of Whales, Antarctica, 1911-1912. Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) led the first expedition to reach the South Pole, arriving at the Pole on 14th December 1911

Background imageExploration Collection: Admiral Teddy Evans, (1881-1957), British naval officer and Antarctic explorer, 1916

Admiral Teddy Evans, (1881-1957), British naval officer and Antarctic explorer, 1916
Admiral Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans (1881-1957), known as Teddy Evans, was a British naval officer and Antarctic explorer, 1916

Background imageExploration Collection: Inscription on the monument to David Livingstone, Zambia, Africa, late 19th or early 20th century

Inscription on the monument to David Livingstone, Zambia, Africa, late 19th or early 20th century. Scottish missionary and explorer Livingstone (1813-1873)

Background imageExploration Collection: Interior of St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, 1924-1926. Artist: Thomas Kent

Interior of St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, 1924-1926. Artist: Thomas Kent
Interior of St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, 1924-1926. The building of St Magnus Cathedral began in 1137, with additions made over the following three centuries

Background imageExploration Collection: Ernest Shackleton, British explorer, c1909

Ernest Shackleton, British explorer, c1909. Portrait of Shackleton (1874-1922) from his book The Heart of the Antarctic, an account of his expedition of 1908-1909 on board the Nimrod

Background imageExploration Collection: The Sutherland fall expedition, 1888. Creator: George Moodie

The Sutherland fall expedition, 1888. Creator: George Moodie
The Sutherland fall expedition, 1888.

Background imageExploration Collection: Our Camp', near Te Ariki, after eruption June 10 '86, 1886. Creator: Burton Brothers

Our Camp', near Te Ariki, after eruption June 10 '86, 1886. Creator: Burton Brothers
Our Camp', near Te Ariki, after eruption June 10 '86, 1886.

Background imageExploration Collection: Landscape with figures, 1912. Creator: Petrus van der Velden

Landscape with figures, 1912. Creator: Petrus van der Velden
Landscape with figures, 1912.

Background imageExploration Collection: D.B. MacMillan, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

D.B. MacMillan, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
D.B. MacMillan, between c1910 and c1915. Shows arctic explorer and scientist Donald Baxter MacMillan (1874-1970).

Background imageExploration Collection: Weapons and implements of the tribes of Central Africa, visited by Mr. S. W. Baker, 1865

Weapons and implements of the tribes of Central Africa, visited by Mr. S. W. Baker, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Weapons and implements of the tribes of Central Africa, visited by Mr. S. W. Baker, 1865. '1. Spear. 2. War bracelet, armed with sharp-pointed blades for striking at an enemy. 3

Background imageExploration Collection: The Royal Caverns at Jerusalem, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Royal Caverns at Jerusalem, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Royal Caverns at Jerusalem, 1869. Caves '...at the head of the Valley of Jehoshaphat, or Kedron Valley. It is not many years since these caverns were explored...On visiting these caverns

Background imageExploration Collection: Travelling in Africa: cutting a road for the waggons, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Travelling in Africa: cutting a road for the waggons, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Travelling in Africa: cutting a road for the waggons, 1868. Engraving of a sketch by Mr. Thomas Baines, '...illustrating his personal experiences, in company with Mr

Background imageExploration Collection: The Explorations at Jerusalem: Wilson's Arch, Haram Wall, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Explorations at Jerusalem: Wilson's Arch, Haram Wall, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Explorations at Jerusalem: Wilson's Arch, Haram Wall, 1869. '...here we have the whole arch complete, and it is only one of a series forming an approach from the western city to the inclosure of

Background imageExploration Collection: The Explorations at Jerusalem: voussoir of Robinson's Arch fallen through...tunnel below, 1869

The Explorations at Jerusalem: voussoir of Robinson's Arch fallen through...tunnel below, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Explorations at Jerusalem: voussoir of Robinson's Arch fallen through the arch of tunnel below, 1869. 'A canal or aqueduct, 12 ft. deep and about 6 ft

Background imageExploration Collection: The Explorations at Jerusalem: gallery at the south-east corner of Haram Wall, 1869

The Explorations at Jerusalem: gallery at the south-east corner of Haram Wall, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Explorations at Jerusalem: gallery at the south-east corner of Haram Wall, 1869. 'At the south-east corner of the Haram Wall

Background imageExploration Collection: Commander Evans, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service

Commander Evans, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service
Commander Evans, 1914. Shows Edward Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans (1881-1957), who was a British naval officer and Anarctic explorer.

Background imageExploration Collection: Roosevelt crossing Paranapanema River, Minas, Brazil, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Roosevelt crossing Paranapanema River, Minas, Brazil, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Roosevelt crossing Paranapanema River, Minas, Brazil, 1913. Shows President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) in Brazil during the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition to the Amazon River which began

Background imageExploration Collection: The Tasman Valley showing the Glacier and the Minarette Mts. 10,003 ft, 1920s. Creator: Harry Moult

The Tasman Valley showing the Glacier and the Minarette Mts. 10,003 ft, 1920s. Creator: Harry Moult
The Tasman Valley showing the Glacier and the Minarette Mts. 10,003 ft. From the album: Record Pictures of New Zealand, 1920s.

Background imageExploration Collection: The green rock on the Meuller track, Mt Cook district, 1920s. Creator: Harry Moult

The green rock on the Meuller track, Mt Cook district, 1920s. Creator: Harry Moult
The green rock on the Meuller track, Mt Cook district. From the album: Record Pictures of New Zealand, 1920s.

Background imageExploration Collection: Adm. R.E. Peary & son, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Adm. R.E. Peary & son, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Adm. R.E. Peary & son, between c1910 and c1915. Shows Robert E. Peary Jr. (1903-1994), son of arctic explorer Robert E. Peary.

Background imageExploration Collection: The Explorations at Jerusalem: Robinson's Arch, Haram Wall, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Explorations at Jerusalem: Robinson's Arch, Haram Wall, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Explorations at Jerusalem: Robinson's Arch, Haram Wall, 1869. 'The ground here shown is the present level of the surface in the filled-up Tyropoeon Valley

Background imageExploration Collection: The Explorations at Jerusalem: gallery at the Golden Gate: column and rough wall, 1869

The Explorations at Jerusalem: gallery at the Golden Gate: column and rough wall, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Explorations at Jerusalem: gallery at the Golden Gate: column and rough wall, 1869. 'The Golden Gate was the eastern gate of the Temple; it is called the Eternal Gate

Background imageExploration Collection: The Explorations at Jerusalem: rock-cut tunnel near the Fountain of the Virgin, 1869

The Explorations at Jerusalem: rock-cut tunnel near the Fountain of the Virgin, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Explorations at Jerusalem: rock-cut tunnel near the Fountain of the Virgin, 1869. 'There is a passage about 1700 ft. in length from this intermittent spring to the Pool of Siloam

Background imageExploration Collection: Mr. S. W. Baker's explorations in Central Africa: Commoro, chief of the Latooka Tribe, 1865

Mr. S. W. Baker's explorations in Central Africa: Commoro, chief of the Latooka Tribe, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Mr. S. W. Baker's explorations in Central Africa: Commoro, chief of the Latooka Tribe, 1865. 'The people inhabiting the Latooka country are the most powerful tribe Mr

Background imageExploration Collection: Mr. S. W. Baker's explorations in Central Africa: homestead of natives of Gondokoro, 1865

Mr. S. W. Baker's explorations in Central Africa: homestead of natives of Gondokoro, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Mr. S. W. Baker's explorations in Central Africa: homestead of natives of Gondokoro, 1865. 'These are the Bari tribe, who are very warlike, being armed with lances and bows

Mr. S. W. Baker, the African traveller, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Mr. S. W. Baker, the African traveller, 1865. 'The very interesting narrative of his explorations of the upper course of the White Nile River

Background imageExploration Collection: Grass of the Desert, a scene of travel in South Africa, from a sketch by Mr. Thomas Baines..., 1865

Grass of the Desert, a scene of travel in South Africa, from a sketch by Mr. Thomas Baines..., 1865
Grass of the Desert, a scene of travel in South Africa, from a sketch by Mr. Thomas Baines, F.R.G.S., 1865. 'Amongst the new books of last season...was the narrative, by Mr

Background imageExploration Collection: Swiss guides on Canadian Pacific Rd. between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Swiss guides on Canadian Pacific Rd. between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Swiss guides on Canadian Pacific Rd. between c1910 and c1915

Background imageExploration Collection: Swiss guides on Canadian Pacific Rd. between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Swiss guides on Canadian Pacific Rd. between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Swiss guides on Canadian Pacific Rd. between c1910 and c1915

Background imageExploration Collection: Die Römischen Ansichten (Views of Rome)/ Subiaco, 1810. Creator: Joseph Anton Koch

Die Römischen Ansichten (Views of Rome)/ Subiaco, 1810. Creator: Joseph Anton Koch
Die Romischen Ansichten (Views of Rome)/ Subiaco, 1810. Seventh plate in the series Die Romischen Ansichten (Views of Rome) and as the title implies

Background imageExploration Collection: R. Amundsen, 1913. Creators: Bain News Service, George Graham Bain

R. Amundsen, 1913. Creators: Bain News Service, George Graham Bain
R. Amundsen, 1913. Norwegian explorer Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen ( 1872-1928) who was known for his travels in polar areas



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