What do we do at NASA?

We develop and fund space technologies that will enable future exploration and benefit life on Earth.

What does NASA stand for in NASA?

About NASA The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is America’s civil space program and the global leader in space exploration.

What is the history of NASA?

President Dwight D. Eisenhower established NASA in 1958 with a distinctly civilian, rather than military, orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science. The National Aeronautics and Space Act was passed on July 29, 1958, disestablishing NASAs predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).

What is the goal of NASAs space program?

Goals 1 Extend and sustain human activities across the solar system 2 Expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe 3 Create innovative new space technologies 4 Advance aeronautics research 5 Enable program and institutional capabilities to conduct NASAs aeronautics and space activities More items...

What has NASA done?

NASA has also been involved in building a space station and a space telescope. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for U.S. space exploration, space technology, Earth and space science, and aeronautics research.

What can you do at home with NASA resources?

A select collection of NASA resources to fill the days and nights while everyone is at home. Launch rockets, build hovercraft, create a winning science project and more. These science, technology, engineering and math activities are fun for the whole family.

Is NASA part of the government?

NASA NASA is an independent civilian space agency under the executive branch, created by Congress to help execute policy or provide special services (other independent agencies include the Central Intelligence Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation).

What can the President do to help NASA?

The president can give NASA directions, like when NASA was first instructed to land on the moon or build a space shuttle. The mission to land on Mars was also a presidential directive. Any proposed plan needs a lot of money, and Congress has to decide if they will give NASA the funds for the program.

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