NASA

NASA

NASA, also known as The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is a government agency responsible for the nation's civilian space program. NASA was created on July 29, 1959 as a result of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). NASA headquarters are located in Washington D.C. The agency has a budget of around $17 billion dollars a year.

About NASA

NASA's efforts have resulted in manned missions to the moon, rover missions to Mars, the creation of the Skylab Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Space Shuttle. The International Space Station is a research facility that is currently being constructed while it is in low-Earth orbit. In fact, you can see the International Space Station with your naked eye on a clear day. NASA has several new objectives that include exploring bodies throughout the Solar System, robotic missions, and researching astrophysics.

NASA's stated mission is to "pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research."