The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
For more than 50 years, NASA has been breaking barriers to achieve the seemingly impossible—from walking on the Moon to pushing the boundaries of exploration of space farther than ever before, from the visiting each of the planets in our solar system to launching observatories to study all aspects of our universe and search for life elsewhere. They work in space and around the world in laboratories and wind tunnels, on airfields and in control rooms to explore some of life’s fundamental mysteries: What’s out there in space? How will the universe end? How did we get here? And what can we learn that will make life better here on Earth?