If you are like me and just LOVE space images this is going to be some very sweet news. Creative Reid Southen went through the tedious job of organizing the many photos NASA releases into a creative Pack.
This is a huge pack consisting of 2,400 high-res photos from the Expeditions 30-42 to the International Space Station. They are mostly sourced from Flickr.
Those 8 expeditions provide plenty of eye opening images that NASA distributes under the Creative Common License (and they are usually marked CC-by, which means that you can use the photo however you would like as long as you attribute them back to NASA, or or CC-by-nc which means that you can use it but not make money out of it ).
Reid makes no claims on originality and has simply organized the photos into a usable pack, which is totally OK under the CC-by license. He also included an attribution folder which will help you to verify that you are using the image correctly without infringing on NASAs copyrights:
Being Creative Commons though, the licenses will vary, so it’ll be up to you to abide by them. I’d include a text file for each photo with the link to the source to make attribution and getting license details easy
The package is ordered by topics:
- Comet: 9 images
- Earth: 515 images
- EVA: 333 images
- ISS Interior: 367 images
- Landing: 74 images
- Launch: 100 images
- Moon: 20 images
- Preparation: 216 images
- Spacecraft: 745 images
The archive is a huge one at about 3.5 gigs so prepare some space on your harddrive…..
Here are some samples of the photos that are awaiting you: