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, 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.
NASA launches spacecraft carrying supplies to the International Space Station
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).
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).
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.
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.
NASA releases photos of 2 asteroids
NASA’s new planet-hunting machine, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) discovers 203 possible planets.
NASA's 1st flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50th anniversary
NASA announces Kepler had run out of fuel and would be retired.
Kepler, a planet-hunting space telescope that was launched in 2009.