NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration is a United States government agency responsible for science and technology related to air and space. The Space Age has been with us since 1957 with the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik, closely followed by the creation of NASA in 1958.
What Does NASA Do?
Unless you have been living under a stone for the last 40 odd years you will know a lot of the work carried out by NASA, in particular, the many successes of the shuttle program as well as the tragedies. Most people probably have no idea about how many different fields the agency works in. Astronauts in orbit conduct scientific research and satellites help scientists study Earth, and Space probes are sent out to study the solar system, and beyond.
As science is carried out, new developments in air travel and other aspects of flight are learned and shared to information a better life for people all over the world. For example, companies can use NASA discoveries to create new “spin-off” products.
NASA’s Education Office helps teachers to prepare the students who will be the engineers, scientists, astronauts and other NASA workers of the future. They will be the adventurers who will continue the exploration of the solar system and universe in the years to come. NASA has a tradition of investing in programs and activities that inspire and engage students, educators, families and communities in the excitement and discovery of exploration. NASA offers training to help teachers learn new ways to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The agency also involves students in NASA missions to help them get excited about learning.
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