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NASA Vision, Mission and Goals


NASA is an investment in America's future. As explorers, pioneers, and innovators, we boldly expand frontiers in air and space to inspire and serve America and to benefit the quality of life on Earth.


It is NASA's mission to:

• Explore, use, and enable the development of space for human enterprise

• Advance scientific knowledge and understanding of the Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe, and use the environment of space for research

• Research, develop, verify, and transfer advanced aeronautics, space, and related technologies

In fulfilling its mission, NASA contributes to America's goals in:

• Economic Growth and Security. We conduct aeronautics and space research and develop technology in partnership with industry, academia, and other Federal agencies to keep America capable and competitive.

• Preserving the Environment. We study the Earth as a planet and as a system to understand global change, enabling the world to address environmental issues.

• Educational Excellence. We involve the educational community in our endeavors to inspire America's students, create learning opportunities, and enlighten inquisitive minds.

• Peaceful Exploration and Discovery. We explore the Universe to enrich human life by stimulating intellectual curiosity, opening new worlds of opportunity, and uniting nations of the world in this quest.

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