LOADING...
Text Size
Picture Dictionary
August 29, 2011

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
 


A is for...

Red, blue and green dyes flow over a white plastic model of an airplane inside a water tunnel
Two men sit at computers while testing an airplane in the background
A drawing of an airplane with the ailerons highlighted in red
An aircraft with three tail fins and wings that arch upward flies through the sky
An astronaut can be seen in the open airlock of the International Space Station as he gets ready to close the hatch
A man standing in an icy location releases a large weather balloon
This picture of a rocky asteroid is a combination of high-resolution color information from a NASA spacecraft
Astronaut Barbara Morgan poses in a training version of a spacesuit
Layers of the upper atmosphere looked at from the edge, shown in colors ranging from red near the earth to blue towards space
A large, white airplane flies near mountains in Vail, Colo.
Earth during the winter solstice
 
 

› Top of page

B is for...

Gary Stutte holds a tray with green, leafy sprouts on it
Drawing of a black hole
A long, white solid rocket booster burns as the space shuttle launches into orbit
 
 

› Top of page

C is for...

A small white jet sits on a runway with two astronauts in its seats and the two canopies opened
Photo of the Grand Canyon
Ship's crew moving an Apollo capsule out of the water to the ship's deck
An astronaut moving large, white cargo containers around in the International Space Station
Chandra with Earth in the background
Drawing of a simple circuit with wire in a rectangle shape that includes a switch, battery and light bulb
Tia Ferguson in a red coat with a furry hood in Antarctica
A cloud, flat on the bottom, with a very tall, large top that is shaped like a mountain
A female astronaut sits in the cockpit of a small jet
A true-color image of Comet NEAT
Stars with lines drawn between them to make constellations
Colorful drawing of the North American continent
Three cosmonauts and three astronauts pose inside the International Space Station
 
 

› Top of page

D is for...

Spacecraft attached to the International Space Station
The docking port juts out from the ISS
Drawing of an airplane. An arrow beneath it shows air flowing from front to back. A large arrow from the tail of the plane points backward to show drag.
 
 

› Top of page

E is for...

City lights on Earth glowing at night
A picture showing the electromagnetic spectrum from radio waves to gamma waves
Diagram of an elliptical orbit
An astronaut in an orange launch and entry suit practices going down a crew escape slide
Picture of lighthouse giving off light against a dark sky with the moon in the background
A NASA engineer poses with a robot in the snow
Drawing of Earth with arrows shows how the sun’s rays fall on Earth at the equator during the winter solstice
With a blue ocean and sky as the backdrop, smoke and steam surround the launch pad as a spacecraft lifts off
A launching rocket leaves a tall column of smoke beneath
Wearing a short-sleeved shirt and shorts, an astronaut puts his hand in a glovebox
Curiosity rover on Mars
An astronaut dressed in a large, bulky spacesuit waves to the camera while working in space
 
 
 

› Top of page

F is for...

A large metal structure on top of concrete
Orange liquid is poured into a clear glass container
Drawing of a boy pushing a cart
 
 

› Top of page

G is for...

This artist's concept illustrates the new view of the Milky Way
A black circle with the letter E, representing empty, printed on the left and the letter F, representing full, printed on the right, and a red arrow pointing toward the E
Artist's concept of a human exploring the surface of Mars
Glacier Grey, Chile
Historic photo of the Wrights' third test glider being launched, with one man aboard and one to each side of the glider
A drawing of a glovebox
An astronaut smiles as two grapefruit float in front of him
Close-up of a gyroscope toy
 
 

› Top of page

H is for...

A white building, with the words Deep Space Habitat on its side, sits in the desert
A large airplane inside a building
A picture of the Hubble Space Telescope with Earth in the background
The X-43A launches from a modified Pegasus booster rocket
 

› Top of page

I is for...

A crater on Earth's moon
The International Space Station in space with Earth in the background
A man wearing a white coat and blue gloves works on his invention
 
 

› Top of page

J is for...


› Top of page

K is for...


› Top of page

L is for...

A man and a woman set up a microphone before testing the noise levels of a machine
Map of North America and South America with lines of latitude and longitude
Rocket launches at night
Steven Swanson completes a spacewalk outside the International Space Station while wearing a spacesuit
A drawing of an airplane in flight with the wings outlined in yellow
Map with lines of longitude labeled
A reddish-orange picture of our moon during a total lunar eclipse
 
 
 

› Top of page

M is for...

Two men use a machine to fix a robot
A horseshoe magnet with the letter N on one end and the letter S on the other
Drawing shows how atoms can move in different kinds of matter
A streak of light in the sky
A small black meteorite lies in the snow while a man dressed in black and red winter clothing documents where it was found
Asteroid Ida and its moon
Three educator astronauts in blue flight suits floating in an airplane
John Glenn gets into the Friendship 7 capsule
Photograph of a hand holding a small scale model of the Galileo spacecraft
Destiny laboratory module

› Top of page

N is for...

NASA logo
Two astronauts wearing white suits float in a large tank of water
Drawing of Earth with a small circle representing the path the North Pole traces over 26,000 years
Jet engine nozzle
 

› Top of page

O is for...

Drawing of the TRMM satellite and its orbit path around Earth
A space shuttle orbiter landing on the hard surface at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida
An artist's drawing of a Mars outpost
 
 

› Top of page

P is for...

A space shuttle's payload bay can be seen through open doors
A set of photographs, taken by NASA spacecraft, of the eight planets and Earth's moon
Globe with lines of longitude and latitude
This drawing shows Titan's surface with Saturn in the background. The Cassini spacecraft flies overhead with its antenna pointed at Huygens as the probe nears the surface.
The X-15 launches with its rocket engine ignited

› Top of page

Q is for...


› Top of page

R is for...

An illustration of a space shuttle, with its payload doors open, sending and receiving radar signals
A cartoon character stands in a field looking at a rainbow
Assorted bags of snack food and dehydrated food
Drawing showing an airplane and satellite in the sky bouncing signals to Earth
A person with protective yellow gloves and white lab clothes, including mask and head covering, looks into a microscope
Earth and Mars orbit the sun
A human-like robot holds a caution sign
An astronaut is anchored to a foot restraint on the International Space Station's Canadarm2, against the blackness of space and Earth's horizon
Clouds of exhaust form around a rocket as it launches
A round blue patch showing the space station, names of astronauts, six stars and the numerals XX
Flash animation of Earth rotating
An artist's drawing of one of NASA's Mars rover on the surface of Mars
 
 
 

› Top of page

S is for...

The Aqua satellite constellation consists of the Aqua, CloudSat, CALIPSO, PARASOL and Aura satellites
The words Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter are superimposed on a colorful background
Two pilots sit at the controls of an airplane simulator
The sun is shown as a huge, glowing ball of gas
A view of the International Space Station's solar arrays
A bright ring of light peeks out from behind the moon as it moves in front of the sun during an eclipse
The use of an ultraviolet filter created this green image of the sun
Workers put a solar panel onto NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft
Illustration of the solar system from the Solar Exploration Web site
Clouds of exhaust form around a rocket as it launches
A woman holds an American flag while standing at the South Pole
Soyuz spacecraft attached to the space station above Earth
Artist's concept of a giant planet in space with a red dwarf star beyond it
The space shuttle on the launch pad
Astronaut Patrick Forrester poses for a picture in a white spacesuit
Astronaut floating in space with Earth in the background
Ares 1 separated into parts
Pleiades star cluster
 
 

› Top of page

T is for...

A boy looks through a telescope
A man standing near a jet watches an airplane flying just overhead in the sky
The Mars rover glows from heat as it enters Mars’ atmosphere
A drawing of a jet flying across a desert, with arrows pointing away from the rear of the jet
 

› Top of page

U is for...

A jumble of galaxies including a yellow spiral galaxy, a young blue galaxy and several smaller red galaxies
 
 
 
 

› Top of page

V is for...

Red smoke swirling behind the wings of an aircraft as it leaves the ground
 
 
 
 

› Top of page

W is for....

Wavelength diagram showing a blue line going up and down and then up again
A girl lying in the snow making a snow angel
Cartoon airplane flying in a cloudy sky with red arrows pointing down with the word WEIGHT on each of them
A drawing of a fan blowing yellow strips of paper across a helicopter inside a wind tunnel
Photo of a group of men and women

› Top of page

X is for...


› Top of page

Y is for...


› Top of page

Z is for...


› Top of page

Image Token: 
[image-47]
Image Token: 
[image-12]
Image Token: 
[image-73]
Page Last Updated: July 17th, 2014
Page Editor: NASA Education