National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (Federal Agency Profiles)
PARENT ORGANIZATION: Independent
ESTABLISHED: April 1958
ADDRESS: 300 E St. SW Washington, DC 20546
PHONE: (202) 358-0000
TDD (HEARING IMPAIRED): (202) 358-2947
FAX: (202) 358-3010
ADMINISTRATOR: Daniel S. Goldin
ACTING DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR: John R. Dailey
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
The mission of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contains three basic elements. As a research and development agency, it seeks to advance and communicate scientific knowledge of the earth, the solar system, and the universe, and it aims to use the environment of space as much as possible for its research activities. The agency also seeks to explore, use, and enable the development of space for human enterprise. For strictly practical purposes, NASA attempts to research, develop, verify, and transfer advanced aeronautics, space, and related technologies to industry and the public.
HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
The planning, coordination, and control of NASA programs are established at NASA's headquarters, where the Office of...
(The entire section is 3064 words.)
Show us the love and view this for free! Use the facebook like button, or any other share button on this page, and get this content free!free!
Want to Read More?
Subscribe now to read the rest of this article. Plus get complete access to 30,000+ study guides!