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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ,   / ˈ n æ s ə / ) is an executive branch agency of the United States government , responsible for the nation's civilian space program and aeronautics and aerospace research. Since February 2006, NASA 's self-described mission

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broadcasting 4 Awards 5 See also 6 References 7 External links [ edit ] Channels NASA TV broadcasting truck NASA TV operates four channels. The "Public Channel" provides 24-hour broadcasting of live and recorded events and documentaries aimed toward the general public

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Some facilities serve more than one application for historic or administrative reasons. NASA has used or supported various observatories and telescopes, and an example of this is the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility . [ edit ] Facilities John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), is one of the

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multiple planned scale variations meant to test various aspects of hypersonic flight. It was part of NASA 's Hyper-X program. It has set several airspeed records for jet-propelled aircraft. [ 1 ] A winged booster rocket with the X-43 itself at the tip, called a "stack", is launched from

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Following is a sampling of some of NASA 's past and present programs excluding human manned spacecraft. The years in brackets are for first and latest launching. In all NASA have made more than 1,000 unmanned missions into Earth orbit or beyond. [ 1 ] [ edit ] Explorer program (1958-2011

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detail the amount of federal funding allotted to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) each year over its past fifty year history (1958–2008) to operate aeronautics research, unmanned planetary and manned space exploration programs. Contents 1 Annual budget

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The first NASA Tweetup was held at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California , in January 2009. During this event, guests were given exclusive tours and access to JPL scientists and engineers. The event was held from 5:30-7PM and much of the event was broadcast over UStream .

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The NASA Pathfinder , NASA Pathfinder Plus , NASA Centurion and NASA Helios Prototype were 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

List of NASA missions print that page

This is a list of NASA missions , both manned and unmanned , since its establishment in 1958. Contents 1 Human spaceflight 1.1 Future 2 Unmanned missions 2.1 Lunar missions 2.2 Mars missions 2.3 Asteroidal/cometary missions 2.4 Interplanetary missions 2.5 Sun observing

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To implement NASA 's mission, NASA Headquarters is organized into four Mission Directorates. Aeronautics: Pioneers and proves new flight technologies that improve our ability to explore and which have practical applications on Earth. Exploration Systems: Creates new capabilities and spacecraft