The NASA History Office serves two key functions: fulfilling the mandate of the 1958 “Space Act” calling for NASA to disseminate aerospace information as widely as possible, and helping NASA managers understand and thus benefit from the study of past accomplishments and difficulties. In addition to serving NASA leadership, the NASA History Program also engages with scholars, journalists, and students, and strives to engage with the public about NASA’s past and how it relates to current projects.
The NASA History Office publishes a quarterly newsletter, as well as an array of books (in both print and digital formats), conducts oral history interviews, provides internships and fellowships, and assists the public in finding information on aeronautical and space history. In addition, the staff produces the Aeronautics and Space Report of the President, an annual report that includes a “comprehensive description of the programmed activities and the accomplishments of all agencies of the United States in the field of aeronautics and space activities” during the preceding year.
The NASA History Office staff assists the public, media, researchers, NASA employees, and Congressional staff to find resources within and outside our Historical Reference Collection. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-358-0384.
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