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President Dwight D. Eisenhower established NASA in 1958 with a distinctly civilian (rather than military) orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science. The National Aeronautics and Space Act was passed on July 29, 1958, disestablishing NASA's predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The new agency became operational on October 1, 1958.Since that time, most US space exploration efforts have been led by NASA, including the Apollo moon-landing missions,... read more

NASA Pathfinder

The NASA Pathfinder and NASA Pathfinder Plus were the first two aircraft developed as part of an evolutionary series of solar - and fuel-cell -system-powered fuel-cellunmanned aerial vehicle s. AeroVironment, Inc. developed the vehicles under NASA's Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technology (ERAST) program. They were built to develop the technologies that would allow long-term, high-altitude aircraft to serve as " Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technologyatmospheric... read more


NASA TV (originally NASA Select) is the television service of the United States government agency NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). It is broadcast by satellite with a simulcast over the Internet. Local cable television providers across the United States and amateur television repeaters may carry NASA TV at their own discretion, as NASA-created content is considered a work of the U.S. government and is within the public domain. NASA TV is also available on a few broadcast television... read more

NASA Centurion

The NASA Centurion was the third aircraft developed as part of an evolutionary series of solar- and fuel-cell-system-powered unmanned aerial vehicles. AeroVironment, Inc. developed the vehicles under NASA's Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technology (ERAST) program. They were built to develop the technologies that would allow long-term, high-altitude aircraft to serve as "atmospheric satellites", to perform atmospheric research tasks as well as serve as communications platforms. It was... read more

NASA facilities

NASA facilities exist across the United States, but also across the world. NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC provides overall guidance and political leadership to the agency. There are 10 NASA field centers, which provide leadership for and execution of NASA's work. These field centers are: Ames (Research), Armstrong (Flight Research), Glenn (Research), Goddard (Space Flight), JPL (Space Flight), Johnson (Space), Kennedy (Space), Langley (Research), Marshall (Space Flight), Stennis (Space). All... read more


The NASA Task Load Index (NASA-TLX) is a widely used, subjective, multidimensional assessment tool that rates perceived workload in order to assess a task, system, or team's effectiveness or other aspects of performance. It was developed by the Human Performance Group at NASA's Ames Research Center over a three-year development cycle that included more than 40 laboratory simulations. It has been cited in over 4,400 studies, highlighting the influence the NASA-TLX has had in human factors research.... read more


SEWP is a government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC) authorized by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and managed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The SEWP acronym stands for Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement. NASA SEWP provides a wide array of Information Technology (IT) products as well as product related services such as installation, implementation, warranty and maintenance, etc. In 2010, the contract offered more than 1.3 million products from... read more


== INSPIRE ==NASA INSPIRE (Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience) is a NASA educational program is a year-round project designed for students in ninth to 12th grade who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), topics and careers. Students participate in INSPIRE largely through the online learning community (OLC). Students must meet eligibility standards to apply to program. Those who are accepted have the opportunity... read more

NASA eClips

NASA eClips is a web-based video and educator resource repository which focuses on grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and the general public.==Description==NASA eClips is public outreach effort funded by the NASA Headquarters Strategic Communication Office. The NASA eClips website offers educational video segments and instructional materials, such as lesson plans, designed for use in the classroom.NASA eClips comprises four programs, which are produced for targeted audiences.In total, there are more than two... read more

NASA Social

NASA has hosted many events for its social media enthusiasts called NASA Socials (formerly NASA Tweetups) beginning in 2009. These events are targeted at the social media followers of NASA through platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, YouTube and more. They provide guests with VIP access to NASA facilities and speakers with the goal of leveraging participants' social networks to further the outreach requirements of NASA as laid out in the National Aeronautics and Space Act.... read more


NASA X is a half-hour television program and vodcast developed by AMA Studios in partnership with the NASA Langley Research Center. The program premiered in August 2012. It airs on DirecTV, cable, iTunes, Hulu, NASA Television, and is available on certain aircraft as in-flight entertainment. The program is consistently one of the top downloaded programs on NASA.gov. It is currently starting its third season.== Description ==NASA X is a 30-minute television program and vodcast produced by AMA Studios... read more


"NASA FACTS is a collection of NASA's science series which is intended as an "easy-to-understand explanations of scientific sciencephenomena involved in projects undertaken by NASA". The ''NASA FACTS Science Series'' was published frequently at irregular intervals, each presenting "an analysis of a particular subject within program perimeters and scientific disciplines of interest to NASA". read more

NASA Paresev

The Paresev (Paraglider Research Vehicle) was an experimental NASA glider aircraft based upon the kite-parachute studies by NASA engineer Francis Rogallo.Between 1961 and 1965 the ability of the Rogallo wing (also called "Parawing") to descend a payload such as the Gemini space capsule safely from high altitude to ground was studied. The Paresev was a test vehicle used to learn how to control this parachute-wing for a safe landing at a normal airfield.Publicity on the Paresev and the Ryan XV-8 "Flying... read more

Coqui (NASA)

The Coquí and Coquí 2 (Coquí Dos) campaign involved a sequence of sounding rocket launches in order to study the dynamics of the E- and F-region ionosphere and increase our understanding of layering phenomena, such as sporadic E layers. The studies were supported by the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and carried out in 1992 and 1998 respectively.NASA launched sounding rockets from the Puerto Rican coastal town of Vega Baja, about 20 miles west of San Juan.... read more

NASA Academy

The NASA Academy is NASA's premiere leadership training program for undergraduate and graduate students. Since its founding in 1993, the NASA Academy has brought together future leaders of the aerospace industry and exposed them to the inner workings of NASA, academia, and industry. The Academy consists of a ten-week summer program hosted by a participating NASA center. Currently there are academies at Ames Research Center, Marshall Space Flight Center and Glenn Research Center. Goddard Space Flight... read more


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