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.



Deep Space 1 launched 18 years ago this month

The first spacecraft to use ion propulsion was a technology testbed for some of our most successful space missions.


Today’s Deep Space Extra for Friday, October 21, 2016

In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The new presidential administration must back NASA’s human Mars exploration ambitions with adequate financing and political support, writes Leroy Chiao, former NASA astronaut, International Space Station commander and member of the 2009 Review of Human Space Flight Plans Committee. A Soyuz capsule carrying three U.S. and Russian astronauts docked with […]

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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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