NASA is an independent space-related agency of the United States government.

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is an independent space-related agency of the United States government that is headquartered in Washington D.C. and was formed on July 29, 1958. NASA is responsible for the civilian space program, aeronautics research, and aerospace research for the United States government.

Centers and Facilities

The following centers and facilities are part of NASA: Ames Research Center, Armstrong Slight Research Center, Glenn Research Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, Goldstone Observatory, Headquarters, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Johnson Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, Langley Research Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, Stennis Space Center, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility, Michoud Assembly Facility, NASA Engineering and Safety Center, NASA Shared Services Center, and Wallops Flight Facility.


Notable missions by NASA include the International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, Curiosity Mars Rover, InSight Mars Lander, Parker Solar Probe, Artemis Program, Commercial Crew, Juno: Mission at Jupiter, OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission, James Webb Space Telescope, New Horizons: Pluto and Beyond.


February 9, 2021
NASA picks SpaceX Falcon Heavy for $332M mission to launch lunar Gateway components in 2024.

November 16, 2020
NASA and SpaceX successfully launch four astronauts to space for first operational Dragon crew mission.

June 12, 2020
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) announces that it has appointed a female head who managed the inaugural private crew flight into the International Space Station last month to be the head of human spaceflight.
April 6, 2020
NASA releases a stunning image of the Eagle Nebula's Pillars of Creation.
February 15, 2020
NASA launches spacecraft carrying supplies to the International Space Station
August 29, 2019
NASA's Kennedy Space Center said it will move its 400 foot (122 meters) tall, $650 million mobile launcher structure used to assemble the agency's rocket for future moon missions from a launchpad and into the Vehicle Assembly Building, a 526 foot (160 meters) tall complex built to withstand winds of up to 125 miles per hour (201 kph).
August 23, 2019
Northrop Grumman Corporation, along with NASA and Lockheed Martin, announces that it successfully completed the second qualification test of its Attitude Control Motor (ACM) for NASA's Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System (LAS).
August 9, 2019
The head of NASA is set to announce plans to name the U.S. space agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama as headquarters for its human lunar lander program, signaling progress in its drive to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024, three people familiar with the plan said.
June 2019
NASA and the ESA also releases a short video, taken in June, that shows several of Saturn's icy moons orbiting the planet over 18 hours.
April 2019
NASA awards a $69 million contract to SpaceX, the space exploration company led by Elon Musk, to help it with asteroid deflection via its DART mission.
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Funding rounds

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NASA funding round, September 2006
September 26, 2006
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Further reading


Documentaries, videos and podcasts





Brie Stimson
February 26, 2021
Fox News
Amateur puzzle fans delighted this week when NASA revealed it had hidden a secret color-coded message on the parachute for the Perseverance rover that landed on Mars last week.
Josh K. Elliott
February 25, 2021
Global News
NASA has released a high-definition, interactive look at the Martian landscape around its Perseverance rover.
Scott Cunningham
February 25, 2021
Vancouver Island
When NASA's six-wheeled Perseverance rover touched down on the red soil of Mars, ground control teams in California leapt to their feet in unbridled enthusiasm. But they weren't the only ones bursting with joy.
Joey Roulette
February 25, 2021
The Verge
Unexpectedly, the Parker Solar Probe might've made an intriguing discovery on its scenic detour around Earth's neighbor.
Tim Baker, news reporter
February 25, 2021
Sky News
The names of 284,350 people from the UK were among the names from 250 countries and territories travelling to the red planet.
Simon Ings
February 25, 2021
New Scientist
My Octopus Teacher, Feels Good Man, Spaceship Earth, and Icarus are all great science documentaries available to stream at the moment
February 25, 2021
The Indian Express
The image shared on Thursday shows immense detail of NASA's Perseverance rover's landing site at the Jezero crater.
February 25, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, has successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of the Dynetics Human Landing...
February 25, 2021
International Business Times UK
It was taken by rotating the rover's mast 360 degrees. The mast is equipped with dual, zoomable cameras which can take high-definition video and images.
Charles Lefebvre
February 24, 2021
A Manitoba company helped ensure that a recent mission to Mars landed successfully.
Megan McCluskey
February 25, 2021
A code hidden in the pattern of the Mars Perseverance rover's parachute was cracked by a computer science student and his father.
Kenneth Chang
February 24, 2021
Engineers hinted they had hidden a code in the parachute that landed the Perseverance rover. Within hours, puzzle enthusiasts cracked it.
Martin Rees & Mario Livio
February 24, 2021
Suppose aliens existed, and imagine that some of them had been watching our planet for its entire four and a half billion years. What...By Martin Rees & Mario Livio
Devangshu Datta
February 25, 2021
The timing is not a coincidence. Its driven by celestial mechanics. At their closest, the Earth (third planet from the Sun) and Mars (fourth planet) are merely 56-65 million km apart
Aylin Woodward and Morgan McFall-Johnsen
February 25, 2021
Business Insider
The Perseverance rover wasted no time snapping photos on Mars. NASA scientists stitched together 142 of them to create a high-definition panorama.
February 24, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk will lead a ceremony at 1 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 26, officially naming the NASA Headquarters building in...
February 24, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover got its first high-definition look around its new home in Jezero Crater on Feb. 21, after rotating its...
February 24, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- As it celebrates 80 years of pushing boundaries and breaking barriers, NASA's Glenn Research Center invites students in kindergarten through...
February 24, 2021
Exclusive Visuals and Spokespeople Available The excitement of NASA's Perseverance rover touching down on Mars continues with National Geographic's new augmented reality (AR) experience on the @natgeo Instagram account. In what is another historical moment, National Geographic is offering users one of the first opportunities to be the Perseverance rover through this brand-new Mars AR activation, which offers an immersive 360 look at the panorama from the robot's point of view (and...
Eric Berger
February 24, 2021
Ars Technica
The rocket would have more lift than even the most powerful version of NASA's SLS.


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