In an earlier post about “flybys” I used a brand new image of Pluto from NASA. Did you know that nearly everything in NASA’s archive of images, videos, audio, animations (and more!) are freely available for use, completely royalty free?

This is an incredible resource for science, space, or sci-fi related productions, like a performance of Holst’s The Planets (as an obvious example).

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

A great place to start is NASA ArtSpace for links to various collections, including those from other agencies such as the European Space Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Other than acknowledging the source and not using their logos or seal, there are virtually no requirements but you can check out the complete media usage guidelines here.

About Phil Paschke

Philip has had a fascination with all things tech ever since his parents brought home a Commodore 64 and he learned to type Load “*”,8,1. Combining his love of gadgets with a passion for music, he completed a B.Mus in Theory and Composition, while working part-time at the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra & Winspear Centre box office. After thirteen years with the organization progressing through titles like New Media Specialist and Communications Manager, he recently relocated to Wagga Wagga, Australia (really) for a down-under adventure. Whichever hemisphere he's in, Philip makes time for fine food, peaty scotch, and staying up way too late playing Sim City.

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