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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Agency overview

Mission

To reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.

Current priorities

  • Developing safe, affordable technologies for human and robotic excursions to points all across the solar system
  • Working on the NuSTAR—the first focusing high-energy x-ray mission
  • Researching and developing ways to make Aerogels thinner, lighter, and stronger
  • Testing capsule landings via drop tests into hydro impact basins

Organization

NASA is comprised of ten Space Centers, five facilities, and a multitude of staff offices. Check out a complete list of NASA’s offices or look over their organization structure to learn more about offices you might be interested in.

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Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

The Best Places to Work rankings measure employee satisfaction and commitment and draws on responses from nearly 421,000 federal employees across 379 federal agencies and subcomponents. In the 2016 edition, the National Aeronautics and Space Division ranked 1st out of 18 large agencies.Learn more