National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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NASA is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA is supporting the International Space Station and is overseeing the development of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, the Space Launch System and Commercial Crew vehicles. The agency is also responsible for the Launch Services Program (LSP) which provides oversight of launch operations and countdown management for unmanned NASA launches. NASA Headquarters, in Washington, provides overall guidance and direction to the Agency.

Ten field centers and a variety of installations conduct the day-to-day work, in laboratories, on air fields, in wind tunnels and in control rooms. NASA conducts its work in four principle organizations, called mission directorates: Aeronautics: pioneering and proving new flight technologies that improve our ability to explore and which have practical applications on Earth. Exploration Systems: creating new capabilities for affordable, sustainable human and robotic exploration Science: exploring the Earth, moon, Mars and beyond; charting the best route of discovery; and reaping the benefits of Earth and space exploration for society. Space Operations: providing critical enabling technologies for much of the rest of NASA through the space shuttle, the international space station and flight support.