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NASA Mission Directorates

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Mission Directorates

 NASA's two modified F-15B research aircraft in flight Aeronautics Research  →
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate works to solve the challenges that still exist in our nation's air transportation system: air traffic congestion, safety and environmental impacts.


 Mission Specialist Steve Bowen performs a spacewalk Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate
The Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate provides the Agency with leadership and management of NASA space operations related to human exploration in and beyond low-Earth orbit.


 A small portion of one of the largest seen star-birth regions in the galaxy, the Carina Nebula Science  →
NASA's Science Mission Directorate and the nation's science community use space observatories to conduct scientific studies of the Earth from space to visit and return samples from other bodies in the solar system, and to peer out into our Galaxy and beyond.


Space Technology Mission Directorate Space Technology
The Space Technology Mission Directorate is responsible for developing the crosscutting, pioneering, new technologies and capabilities needed to achieve NASA's current and future missions.

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NASA Education Offices
Strategic management of the NASA education portfolio requires the participation of the Office of Education, the four Mission Directorates and all ten NASA Centers.

Page Last Updated: June 18th, 2014
Page Editor: NASA Education