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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA is a 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.

Missions

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.

Timeline

July 2021
Two sounding rockets will be launched this month under Nasa's Dynamo-2 mission to team up with a satellite to study the giant electric current in Earth's ionosphere.
June 29, 2021
NASA's Artemis I Mission launches "Commander Moonikin Campos", the official name of the manikin flying around the moon
June 2, 2021
Nasa plans return to Venus with two missions by 2030
April 23, 2021
Four astronauts bound for the International Space Station launch from the Florida coast as part of NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission.
February 22, 2021
NASA releases the first video of its Perseverance rover's Mars touchdown.
February 22, 2021
The landing footage: On February 22, NASA released a three-and-a-half minute video that stitched together footage of the rover's landing recorded by five different cameras (three on the spacecraft's back shell, one on the descent stage used to drop the rover on the ground, and two on the rover itself.
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.

November 15, 2020
NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission launches on a Falcon 9 rocket from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
June 24, 2020
NASA announces its intent to name the building the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building.
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July 15, 2021
Mashable India
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently shared an image of a beautiful galaxy cluster that's home to one of the most #powerful #BlackHole eruptions ever observed.
July 15, 2021
Mashable India
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently shared an image of a star cluster that is about 12 billion years old. The star is named Caldwell 81 and it's located roughly 20,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Ara.
Intern
July 7, 2021
Zee News
We all are well aware of the natural disasters that occur on the earth, especially Tsunami. Earthquakes and underwater volcanic eruptions displace enough ocean water to create a Tsunami. But earth is not the only place in the universe that is hit by the huge sky-high water waves of Tsunami.
Intern
July 7, 2021
Zee News
We all are well aware of the natural disasters that occur on the earth, especially Tsunami. Earthquakes and underwater volcanic eruptions displace enough ocean water to create a Tsunami. But earth is not the only place in the universe that is hit by the huge sky-high water waves of Tsunami.
Riya Baibhawi
June 13, 2021
Republic World
Citizen scientists have discovered two gaseous exo-planets orbiting a bright sun like-star, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said.
Riya Baibhawi
June 13, 2021
Republic World
Citizen scientists have discovered two gaseous exo-planets orbiting a bright sun like-star, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said.
Science X staff
May 3, 2021
phys.org
Former Florida senator Bill Nelson was sworn in Monday as head of NASA, hailing a "new day" for space exploration as the United States seeks to return to the Moon.
Amanda Kooser
May 3, 2021
CNET
On May the 4th (or any day of the year), celebrate Star Wars with spectacular space images that bring the sci-fi universe to life.
The Associated Press
May 3, 2021
NBC News
Space-related news is flowing, and not just from the world's richest, biggest nations. Take Latin America.
Will Dunham
May 3, 2021
news.yahoo.com
Data obtained by bouncing radio waves off Venus - treating it, as one scientist said, like a giant disco ball - is providing new insight into Earth's closest...
Eric Berger
May 3, 2021
Ars Technica
"You can't go to the Moon on a fixed price for under $100 million."
NASA
May 3, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for the launch of the next SpaceX delivery of NASA science investigations, supplies, and equipment to the...
Matt Williams
May 3, 2021
phys.org
By Earth standards, the surface of Mars is the picture of desolation. It's not only irradiated and cold enough to make Antarctica look balmy, but it's also one-thousands times drier than the driest places on Earth. However, beneath the super-arid surface of the Red Planet, there are abundant supplies of water ice that could someday be accessible to human explorers (and even settlers).
Zee News
May 3, 2021
Zee News
NASA`s Space X Crew-1 astronauts truly deserve a big hand as after surviving 167 days in space, the longest duration mission for a U.S. spacecraft since the final Skylab mission in 1974, Dragon and the Crew-1 astronauts returned safely to Earth on Sunday (May 2) morning!
Edited by Gadgets 360 Newsdesk
May 3, 2021
NDTV Gadgets 360
One of the stars expanded and engulfed the other, but the smaller one continued to revolve on its orbit inside, creating the look of a necklace in the image shared by NASA.
Simon Sharwood
May 3, 2021
go.theregister.com
Vehicle to enter 'operations demonstration phase'. Meanwhile SpaceX's first crew return mission also sticks the landing
May 3, 2021
WebWire
Four astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, completing NASA's first commercial crew, long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station. The return comes nearly six months after the crew members arrived at the microgravity laboratory and also marks the longest-duration mission of a crewed American spacecraft to date. SpaceX's Crew Dragon, carrying NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency...
Christopher Torchia
May 3, 2021
phys.org
Mars missions, astronauts coming and going at the International Space Station, China's increasingly ambitious space program. Space-related news is flowing, and not just from the world's richest, biggest nations. Take Latin America.
May 3, 2021
Mashable India
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company.
May 3, 2021
The Economic Times
NASA's Ingenuity has another mission on Mars: help the Perseverance rover in looking for past signs of microbial life. The helicopter has already proven that a powered flight is possible, so his new orders are to scout ahead of the rover and help in information gathering. The rover will stay on the planet longer than originally decided as NASA looks into how flyers can help in exploring Mars as well as other planets in the future. Looking for signs of life
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