NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is the agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA is well known for the Apollo moon-landing missions, the Skylab and ISS space stations and the Space Shuttle. NASA conducts its work in four principal organizations, called mission directorates:
• Aeronautics: manages research focused on meeting global demand for air mobility in ways that are more environmentally
friendly and sustainable, while also embracing revolutionary technology from outside aviation.
• Human Exploration and Operations: focuses on International Space Station operations, development of commercial
spaceflight capabilities and human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit.
• Science: explores the Earth, solar system and universe beyond; charts the best route of discovery; and reaps the
benefits of Earth and space exploration for society.
• Space Technology: develops, innovates, demonstrates, and infuses technologies that enable NASA’s future space mission
This seminar will explore some of the salient points of NASA