We continue to expand the frontiers of space astronomy.
We have four strategic goals in accordance with this vision. First, to excel in the science operations of NASA's current and future astrophysics flagship missions, and in doing so, to envision, define, and operate new missions that offer cutting-edge research opportunities for the entire astronomical community. Second, to advance state-of-the-art astronomical research, archives, and tools for scientific discovery that are crucial in the era of increasingly large and complex astronomical datasets. Third, to make the world's astronomical information accessible to all, thereby inspiring and engaging others to participate in understanding, enjoying, and sharing the wonders of the universe. And fourth, to promote an inclusive, equitable workplace and cultivate a diverse, engaged workforce.
What We Do
Operate Space Telescopes
Enable Scientific Discovery
Make Astronomy Accessible
We focus on meeting the needs of the general public and science communicators by connecting to three user communities: news media, online audiences, and venues offering in-person interactions.