The NASA Vision

NASA is an investment in America's future. As explorers, pioneers, and innovators, we boldly expand frontiers in air and space to inspire and serve America and to benefit the quality of life on Earth.

Human Exploration and Development of Space Mission

To open the Space frontier by exploring, using, and enabling the development of Space and to expand the human experience into the far reaches of Space.

Space Science Mission

To seek answers to fundamental questions about the galaxy and the universe, the sun-earth-heliosphere connection, origin and evolution of planetary systems, and origin and distribution of life in the universe. To enhance science, mathematics and technology education, and the technological literacy of all Americans. To develop, use, and transfer technologies that provide scientific and globally competitive economic returns to the Nation.

Mission to Planet Earth Mission

To develop understanding of the total Earth system and the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the global environment.

Aeronautics and Space Transportation Technology Mission

(This Mission statement is in the process of review and may be modified.)

To pioneer the identification, development, verification, transfer, application, and commercialization of high-payoff aeronautics and space transportation technology.

KSC Implementation Plan Home Page

Author: Saul Barton
Curator: Carol Valdes (
Updated: June 10, 1997

A service of the Kennedy Space Center, Roy D. Bridges, Center Director