Deep Space Mission


Your future is here.

America is leading the world in a bold new adventure to ensure the expansion of knowledge, economic growth and a better life for all. Deep space exploration will open new worlds of learning and technological advancement.

NASA is building the capability to take humanity farther into the solar system than we have ever gone before. It is the inevitable next step. This mission is now. Not next year, not in a decade, but today.

Commit yourself, because this is your mission. Deep space will be part of your future.



To Crew or Not to Crew?

That is the question to which NASA’s Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot is seeking an answer. Last week, Lightfoot directed that a feasibility study be conducted on whether the first “Exploration Mission” flight – EM-1 – could be a crewed mission rather than the uncrewed flight that is currently planned. In the media flurry that followed, […]


Today’s Deep Space Extra for Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Support surfaces for a NASA study of what it would take to add astronauts to Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), the first joint test flight of the Space Launch System heavy lift rocket and Orion crew capsule. The EM-1 astronauts would loop around the moon and return to Earth. NASA announced the […]

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About the Missions

NASA’s mission is to explore what is beyond our Moon, to learn about our galaxy and eventually send humans to places we have never been before. This mission has already begun and we are reaching key developmental milestones every day.

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