NASA Full Form

What’s the Full Form of NASA?

NASA Full Form – National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

N – National

A – Aeronautics &

S – Space

A – Administration


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is a USA government agency, it was created by the National Aeronautics and Space Act in 1958. NASA works for scientific discovery, aeronautics, Earth, and aerospace research. NASA efforts in space exploration, civilian and military, science and technology, aerospace research.

The 13th administrator of NASA was Mr. Jim Bridenstine and the 14th Deputy Administrator of NASA is Mr. James W. Morhard from July 2019.

NASA Vision

 Exploring and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity.

Where is NASA?

The head-office of NASA is in Washington (USA), It has a total of 10 NASA centers across the USA, there has also 7 NASA workstation only for testing & studying on earth and space. 

What Does NASA Do?

Basically NASA works on four different types:

  1. Aeronautics
  2. Science
  3. Human Exploration and Operations
  4. Space Technology

  1. Aeronautics, for the improvement of new aviation technologies.
  2. Science, designed programs for understanding the evolution, structure, origin and the solar system, earth and the universe.
  3. Human Exploration and Operations, deals with the management space missions, such as international space station. Operations related to launching services, space transportation, and space communications for both crewed and robotic exploration programs.
  4. Space Technology, deals with development of space science and exploration technologies.

Space Flight Programs

NASA has both crewed and uncrewed space flight programs. There are some famous space flight programs are:

Crewed programs: 

  1. 1959-1968, X to 15 rocket plane 
  2. 1958-1963, Project Mercury
  3. 1961-1966, Project Gemini
  4. 1961-1972, Project Apollo
  5. 1965-1979, Skylab
  6. 1972-2011, Space Shuttle Program
  7. 1993– present, International Space Station

Uncrewed programs

  1. Explorer 1(1958): First U.S Uncrewed satellite
  2. Pioneer 10 (1973): First spacecraft to visit Jupiter
  3. Viking 1 (1976): The first successful landing on Mars
  4. Pioneer 11 (1979): First spacecraft to visit Saturn
  5. Voyager 2 (1986-1989): First spacecraft to visit Uranus in(1986) And First spacecraft to visit Neptune in(1989) respectively.

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