National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is based in the United States of America. NASA is responsible for the nation's space program and provides funding for various aeronautics, space and research institutions.



Plans and statements

  • When Chris Scolese displaced Mike Griffin as acting administrator in January 2009 he announced a shift in the agency's direction, bringing astronauts to Mars, abandoning plans towards a base on Luna.[1]
  • NASA Design Reference Mission 5.0 was done in 2009[2]. with an addendum in July 2009, and a second addendum in March 2014.[3]
  • On October 8, 2015, NASA published its strategy for human exploration and colonization of Mars. The concept operates through three distinct phases leading up to fully sustained colonization.
  • The Trump administration in march 2019 put forward a plan for a return to the Moon within five years.[4]



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