NASA

NASA, which stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is the agency of the US government responsible for the civilian space program for aeronautics and aerospace research. Their mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.

www.nasa.gov

NASA is featured in Edition: Small Wonder

Ancient White Dwarf Stars
Atlantis' main engines
Expedition 28 Landing on Friday, Sept 16, 2011 in Kazakhstan
Fuel Burning in Space
Galaxy Cluster MACS J1206.2-0847 (MACS 1206)
Mariner 4
Sunrise on the Moon at the Tycho crater on June 10, 2011
Supernova 1987A
The Apollo 17 spacecraft, containing astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E. Evans, and Harrison H. Schmitt
The Final Liftoff of Space Shuttle Atlantis from Kennedy Space Center on the STS-135 Mission on Friday, July 8, 2011
The Moon's North Pole
When Galaxies Collide (Excerpted from a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on April 24, 2008, the observatory's 18th anniversary)