The Chief Scientist serves as principal advisor to the NASA Administrator and other senior officials on agency science programs, strategic planning and the evaluation of related investments. The Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) represents all of the scientific endeavors in the agency, ensuring they are aligned with and fulfill the administration’s science objectives.
6th grade student Kailani Labady watering newly planted seeds in a Growing Beyond Earth (GBE) growth chamber, José Martí MAST 6-12 Academy, Hialeah, FL. Students identify promising new vegetable varieties for further study on the International Space Station.
NASA collects data on the demographic makeup of its research community through its NSPIRES proposal system. Users are prompted to answer questions regarding their gender, race, ethnicity, disability status, and career stage information. All information is purely voluntary. The demographic data provide an account of NASA’s researcher community, and helps assess our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. This information can be used for strategic outreach and engagement activities by NASA’s senior leaders.
Our solar system is a wondrous place with a single star, our Sun, and everything that orbits around it: planets, moons, asteroids and comets. What do we know about this beautiful solar system we call home? How about other stars, galaxies, and more? Learn the latest from scientists who are working hard to see what’s out there and what it means for our place in the cosmos.