Presentation on theme: "NASA By: Chimera & Tiffany. What is NASA? Executive branch of the US government It is responsible for the space programs and aeronautics/aerospace research."— Presentation transcript:
What is NASA? Executive branch of the US government It is responsible for the space programs and aeronautics/aerospace research Space exploration of the solar system Search for extra terrestrial life Researching topics such as Big Bang theory
History the Congress and the President of the United States created the national Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 1, 1958 The US believed itself to be world leader in space technology and mission developing. The surprise of the Sputnik’s launching sparked the race to space
History cont. Established by Congress on March 3, 1915, National Advisory Committee of Aeronautics was a non-military space agency On July 29, 1958, Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics Space Act, creating NASA When it began operations on October 1, 1958, NASA absorbed the 46-year-old NACA
Missions NASA has launched 1091 unmanned satellites into Earth orbit or beyond. The Apollo program landed the first humans on Earth's Moon. Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969 with astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, while Michael Collins Apollo set major milestones in human spaceflight.
International Space Station The International Space Station (ISS) is an internationally developed research facility currently being assembled in Low Earth Orbit. On-orbit construction of the station began in 1998 and is scheduled to be completed by 2011
Unmanned Missions Pioneer Program Planetary exploration Voyager Program Study planetary alighnment Designated to study the gas planets Viking Program Exploration of Mars
NASA’s Future Human exploration of Mars NASA aims to put a man on Mars by 2037 Moon Base On December 4, 2006, NASA announced it was planning a permanent moon base. the goal was to start building the moon base by 2020, and by 2024