Exploration Education and Outreach
The Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate is responsible for NASA's human spaceflight activities. In addition to space station operations, space communication and launch services, HEO is responsible for developing new capabilities that will pave the way for the next generation of human explorers.
HEO is dedicated to informing and educating the public about NASA's plans for a new era in space exploration: using the International Space Station for research and exploration activities in low Earth orbit, fostering a commercial industry and focusing our energy and resources on sending astronauts to an asteroid and eventually to Mars. A variety of educational materials are available to educators who want to invite NASA into their classrooms. Many of these resources can be downloaded in minutes –– and at no cost.