NationalGeographic.com [an error occurred while processing this directive]

National Geographic Magazine Exploring Space
WallpaperTriviaPostcardsMultimediaSweepstakes
Wallpaper
Decorate your desktop with a selection from Exploring Space. Click on thumbnails below to browse through the images. To download, click one of the monitor options (lower right). Follow specific instructions for Windows and Macintosh.


Foot Loose and Fancy Free
John Young gives a playful salute during the Apollo 16 lunar mission in 1972. A close look reveals that he’s bounding a foot and a half (46 centimeters) off the lunar surface. On Earth, Young in his bulky suit would have tipped the scales at almost 400 pounds (200 kilograms), but on the moon he weighed only about 65 pounds (30 kilograms).

ORDER TODAY!
Click here to order National Geographic Exploring Space
Click here to order National Geographic Exploring Space

Go to National Geographic Magazine online.
Download

Instructions
For Windows 95 or Higher

1. Determine which size is appropriate for your monitor.

2. Click on the size you wish to download.

3. After the image appears in your browser, click the right-hand button on your mouse.

4. On the menu that pops up, select SET AS WALLPAPER.

For Macintosh

1. Determine the image size appropriate for your monitor.

2. Click the size you wish to download.

3. After it appears in your browser, drag the image onto your desktop.

4. From the Apple Menu (at the top left of your screen) select CONTROL PANELS, then DESKTOP PICTURES or APPEARANCE. (If the new window reads APPEARANCE, select the tab that reads DESKTOP.)

5. If necessary, click REMOVE PICTURE to clear the current desktop picture.

6. Click SELECT PICTURE or PLACE PICTURE, then locate and click the image file.

7. Click OK or CHOOSE.

8. Finally, click SET DESKTOP.

  Top

 


Download: 15 inches (38 centimeters) or smaller Download: 15 inches (38 centimeters) or larger Photo: Jupiter's moon Io Photo: Saturn Photo: The Sombrero galaxy Photo: John Young on the Moon Photo: A composite image of the planet at night Photo: Earth Photo: Bruce McCandless II drifts above Earth Photo: A swirling cloud of hydrogen and helium gas