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    The 17 Most Spectacular NASA Photos Ever Taken

    Here's to you, NASA

    1. Bruce McCandless during an EVA.

    2. Earthrise.

    3. Early morning view of Apollo 4 unmanned spacecraft on launch pad.

    4. One of the first photos taken by the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity on the surface of Mars.

    5. In Saturn's Shadow.

    6. Transit of the International Space Station (ISS) during the Solar Eclipse of Jan 4 2011 from Oman.

    7. Images from the Hubble Ultra-Deep Field.

    8. Space builders aboard the International Space Station.

    9. The ISS.

    10. Sunset on Mars.

    11. The legendary Pale Blue Dot, taken by the Voyager 1 space-probe from a distance of about 6 billion kilometers from Earth.

    12. NGC 7293 - Helix Nebula or often referred to as "The Eye of God."

    13. Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin on the lunar surface.

    14. The Apollo 12 rolls out onto the launch pad.

    15. A young Neil Armstrong takes a test flight in the X-15.

    16. Photograph of the Apollo 13 service module, showing the extensive damage resulting from an onboard explosion that kept them from landing on the moon.

    17. The Blue Marble.