High School Aerospace Scholars

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the central civilian agency that directs the United States space program. NASA began its operation on October 1, 1958, as a result of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958. Although NASA activities are integrated with other scientific and technological efforts, the Agency is an independent organization with the primary mission of the peaceful exploration of space for the benefit of all humankind

Johnson Space Center (JSC)

High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) is hosted at Johnson Space Center. JSC’s key roles include:

  • Designing, developing and testing spacecraft and associated systems for human space flight
  • Developing and managing scientific, engineering, life sciences, and earth resources investigations and space flight experiments
  • Operating of all human space flight missions through the Mission Control Center
  • Selection and training of astronauts
JSC directs the operation of the International Space Station, the development of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, and assists in the management of commercial crew and cargo development.

NASA Centers

NASA Headquarters is located in Washington, DC. Explore the key roles of each NASA center by accessing the links below.

Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, California
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, California
Armstrong Flight Research Center
Edwards, California
John F. Kennedy Space Center
KSC, Florida
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, Alabama
Langley Research Center
Hampton, Virginia
Glenn Research Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland
John C. Stennis Space Center
Stennis, Mississippi