The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been an organization of the United States government since October 1st, 1958. NASA’s job originated in the field of national security developing weapons and attempting to beat Russia in the the space race. In 1961 President John F. Kennedy announced “I believe that this nation should commit itself […]Read more "How It All Started"
NASA has been active in earth studies missions since terra and aqua satellites launched in 1999. NASA’s satellites track things such as greenhouse gas densities and temperature. In this video it shows a simulation made by NASA in 2014 that is called a Nature Run, which have been used since 2006.Read more "Earth Science Department Of NASA"
According to a paper written by Northeastern University, NASA has a 10:1 return rate on their spending, however some sites range it from 4:1 to 14:1. NASA currently employs 18,000 people, many of whom are scientists, engineers, and government contractors. NASA also will make inventions that have real marketplace value that results in many more jobs […]Read more "Economic Benefits of NASA"
According to the Federal Budget website, NASA takes up about .5% of the annual federal budget. In the US discretionary budget, science and technology is given around 3%, NASA is considered a part of that, but the military is given around 50% of the discretionary budget, with the next closest department being the department of […]Read more "How NASA’s budget compares to other government organizations"
One of the main projects for NASA is the Orion Spacecraft. The Orion Spacecraft is the next human carrying shuttle being built with the capability of taking humans to mars and beyond. Durability is a key factor for NASA so the Orion is being designed to meet NASA’s needs for decades of missions. Another large project […]Read more "The Orion Spacecraft and SLS Projects"
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