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The purpose of this tag is to have machine interpretable NASA photo ID tags for the NASA images, so that we are less dependant on the many linkingschemes and ever changing galleries of NASA. It is not used to log source URL.


{{NASA-image |id= |center= |alternateid= }}

This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing for more information.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
id The digital ID of the work. empty required
center The exact NASA Center that has logged the media item. See the table of identification codes. empty optional
alternateid Some media has been logged into multiple databases. Use this field to list any other numbers. empty optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Placement: In the "Source" parameter of the {{Information}} template (or the respective parameter of similar templates) or just below this template


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This template is localized through {{Autotranslate}}. The layout of the template can be found under Template:NASA-image/layout.

To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please copy the code of Template:NASA-image/en (or any other language version you prefer to translate) and replace the text strings in there (the form below can be used to create a translation, the English version is preloaded in the edit box). Please change the parameter lang from en (or whatever language you are translating) to the language code of your language.

Table of identification codes

The following is a collection of names and abbreviations used on NASA media. Where possible a link to a search engine is provided.

Division ID Center ID Media ID prefixes Search link
Ames Research Center AMES A or AC##
Armstrong Flight Research Center
(prev. Dryden Flight Research Center)
DFRC E or E## or ED##
Glenn Research Center GRC C####
Goddard Space Flight Center GSFC G
Nasa Headquarters HQ No prefix
Hubble Space Telescope Institute HSTI PR## (## = year)
Jet Propulsion Lab JPL p or PIA
Johnson Space Center JSC JSC or S## or AS (apollo) or SL (skylab) or STS### (shuttle) or ISS or NM (mir) or NASA# (mir) http://images.jsc.nasa.gov/search/search.cgi?photoidsearch=Go&hitsperpage=5&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=submit&photoid=
Kennedy Space Center KSC KSC http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/search.cfm
Langley Research Center LARC L## or EL
Marshall Space Flight Center MSFC No prefix http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/
Stennis Space Center SSC No prefix
Electronic Research Center ERC No prefix
White Sands Test Facility WSTF WSTF####
Wallops Flight Facility WFF WD##
Great Pictures of NASA GRIN GPN http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/UTILS/search.cgi