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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and space research. NASA was established in 1958, succeeding the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).
NASA’s science is focused on better understanding Earth through the Earth Observing System, advancing heliophysics through the efforts of the Science Mission Directorate’s Heliophysics Research Program, exploring bodies throughout the Solar System with advanced robotic spacecraft such as New Horizons and researching astrophysics topics, such as the Big Bang, through the Great Observatories and associated programs.
- Type : Space Agency
- Formed : July 29, 1958
- Preceding agency : National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
- Jurisdiction : United States Federal Government
- Headquarters : Washington, D.C.
- Website : NASA.gov
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