FEATURED MISSIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS
Since its inception in 1958, NASA has overseen hundreds of missions focusing on human spaceflight, unmanned exploration of the solar system, Earth observation, and deep space sensing. Today, NASA manages nearly 100 missions and several more missions preparing for launch. By topic, these missions include: Earth, Humans in Space, Solar System, and the Universe.
More on NASA Missions
NASA Missions A-Z, provides a list and links to NASA Missions.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) sources, also speak to NASA Missions, as follows:
More on Mission Developments
Several mission developments are spotlighted in this Space Portal, including satellite networks, space station, rovers, spacecraft, robotics developments and more, because they represent the many facets of NASA’s science and technology research. These developments focus on both space sensing and exploration, near to Earth and into the depths of our Solar System and beyond. For an overview of those developments introduced in this section, click on their names in the navigation bar above. A more detailed summary, including key players, technologies, and accomplishments is available at the link. Note that this is just a snapshot of some of the many developments underway at NASA.
- International Space Station
- Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover
- Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity)
- Robonaut 2
Updated October 2020, by Theresa Pipher