Middle school and high school students can start preparing now if they are interested in science and engineering degrees.
People who grow up to be scientists and engineers usually are curious about how things work, whether mechanical objects or processes they see in nature.
A wide range of skills, knowledge and experience are required to explore planets, study galaxies and monitor Earth from space.
Learn about jobs that help the planet.
Learn more about women in the engineering field and how engineers make a difference in society and everyday life. The site also has college-prep suggestions and homework tips to help students choose coursework that will prepare them for an engineering education.
A lot of people have worked on the Dawn project. The spacecraft is headed toward the asteroid belt. This site explains many types of careers that support the work of any NASA mission.
Check out Astro-Venture's resources on careers that include job titles and descriptions, areas of expertise, interests and abilities, suggested school subjects and courses, education needed, and more.
Biographies and trading cards in the More Resources section highlight careers in aeronautics and aerospace engineering.
NASA's Glenn Research Center has information available on many careers and how to prepare for them. While geared towards Girl Scouts, the information is good for every student interested in working at NASA.
NASA Aerospace Careers Information Summaries from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center describe many jobs, from research pilots to machine shop technicians.
Learn about Earth science professions to see how they relate to your skills, abilities and interests.
NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson was honored on Nov. 7 in his hometown by the Philadelphia Eagles. Ferguson was named Honorary Captain during the NFL's "Monday Night Football" game. The Eagles hosted the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson threw out the first pitch Sunday night for the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Houston. It was the first word from the moon, and the city has served as the home of Mission Control and the nation’s human spaceflight program for more than 40 years. But even though Houston has been the home of NASA's astronaut corps for decades, the city has never had a hometown astronaut -- until now.
Astronaut John Grunsfeld, who flew three times to service Hubble, is leaving NASA to become the deputy director of the Space Telescope Science Institute.
Astronaut and U.S. Air Force Colonel Mike Fincke has taken the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers to new heights! During his command of Expedition 18 onboard the International Space Station, Fincke flew the iconic “Terrible Towel” for his favorite team and sent a message to them for their 2009 Super Bowl game.
Almost four decades after graduating from West Point, astronaut Bill McArthur was invited to return to his alma mater as part of the Army’s annual homecoming celebration and NASA’s Hometown Heroes campaign.
Astronaut Mike Massimino, the first human to tweet from space, recently became the first astronaut to reach one million followers on Twitter.
In late August, the St. Louis Cardinals took NASA Astronaut Sandra Magnus to the ball game to throw out the first pitch. Magnus isn’t part of the Cardinals’ starting line-up, but she is a hometown hero.
Middle school student Molly Moore interviews NASA's Associate Administrator for Education, Leland Melvin.
The Women@NASA website was developed to encourage more young women to pursue careers in mathematics, science and technology.› Women@NASA Website →
Launched on Feb. 11, 2010, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is making history. Meet some of women of SDO as they share their journeys to becoming scientists, engineers or other professionals.
Scientists and engineers talk about their career paths in the field of rocketry and their work at NASA.
What's the best way to become a robotics expert? Scientists and engineers at NASA reveal how their career paths led to the world of robotics.
Several members of NASA's family have shared their stories on this poster.› English Version
Read feature articles about the people who work for NASA, and learn about the contributions they are making. You may also access links to videos, interactive features and more.
Explore the interests and educational backgrounds of current and former astronauts.
An interactive poster and mini interviews feature the broad diversity and talents of individuals who help design, build, operate, maintain or tell the story of Hubble.
Read profiles of people who work for NASA in the fields of science, math, computers and engineering.
Learn about the people who make shuttle missions happen.
Read about NASA's Earth Explorers and learn more about what they do.
Read about what it's like to do plant research at NASA.
Watch these cartoon videos of scientists and engineers who work on space and Earth missions. Learn what it's like to work at NASA, how they got started and what they like to do for fun.
Read about NASA's Space Science Explorers and learn about what they do.
Thousands of people make up the U.S. space program. They come from different backgrounds and had different dreams. At this site, meet some of the best and brightest people helping NASA achieve its goals.
Have you ever wondered how scientists work to understand the skies around us? Or wondered what rocket scientists do at NASA? Learn more at this site.