NASA’s Science Vision
NASA’s science programs (Heliophysics, Earth Science, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics) have engaged and inspired Americans for decades. These scientific and engineering domains are relevant, timely, inspirational, and offer an effective educational hook to engage diverse audiences. NASA’s space exploration and research programs are helping us answer the age-old questions: Where did we come from? and Are we alone?
They are helping humankind to understand the origin and evolution of galaxies, stars, planets, and defining the conditions necessary to support life beyond Earth. NASA is also helping to unravel the mysteries of the Sun and explore space weather throughout the Heliosphere. The view from space has deepened our understanding of Earth as a global, dynamic system. NASA’s earth science program advances our knowledge of Earth as a system to meet the challenge of environmental change, and to improve life on our planet.
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