NASA

independent agency of the United States Federal Government

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the agency responsible for the civilian space program of the United States, and for its long-term aerospace research. It was established by the National Aeronautics and Space Act in July 1958.

The Congress hereby declares that it is the policy of the United States that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind.

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HERE MEN FROM THE PLANET EARTH
FIRST SET FOOT UPON THE MOON
JULY 1969, A.D.
WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND.
  • For the benefit of all.
    • NASA motto.
  • To improve life here. To extend life to there. To find life beyond.
    • The NASA Vision
  • To understand and protect our home planet, To explore the universe and search for life, To inspire the next generation of explorers.
    • NASA Mission
  • Shaping the Future: Launching New Endeavors to Inspire the Next Generation of Explorers.
    • Motto of NASA's Office of Education
  • NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Where else but in Texas would men set up to administer space?
  • We lack any sort of device that can... detect life. We don't have a life meter. ...We don't have a general pupose life meter that can detect life as we don't know it. Obviously, if it's life as we know it, there are all sorts of features. ...NASA plans a mission to... Enceladus... which has a plume of organic material spewing out, and they want to fly through that plume... The question is, what are they going to put onboard that would return a result "Yes, we have found life"... How would you do that? What exactly do you measure?
    • Paul Davies, "The Demon in the Machine by Paul Davies" (Sep 7, 2019) 6th International FQXi Conference, "Mind Matters: Intelligence and Agency in the Physical World" 3:22.
  • There's been a lot of discussion about NASA culture and changing that. I think our culture has always been one of trying to do a very difficult job and do it well.

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