Subject: NASA Shuttle Hand-Held Photography
From: John L Faundeen
Date: May 22 2006

The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Center for Earth Resources Observation Science (EROS) is offering up it’s copy of the NASA Shuttle Hand-Held Photography. This film collection involves 338,000 frames / 3,698 rolls of 70-mm and 5-inch format photography acquired by the Shuttle astronauts from December 1988 to August 2001. The film rolls are second and third generation copies of the original film maintained by the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston TX. EROS does not have metadata for these rolls and they are available “as is.” The EROS copy of the Shuttle Hand Held Photography is a subset of the entire collection owned and maintained at NASA. More information on the Shuttle collection is available at:

Responses to this notice of intent to purge by the U.S. Geological Survey can be addressed to:

John Faundeen Archivist
U.S. Geological Survey
Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science
Sioux Falls SD 57198 USA
Tel: 605-594-6092/Fax: 707-222-0223/