NASA stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It is located in Washington DC. It is a government agency that was created by Congress in 1958. NASA’s mission is to explore space. The different spacecraft are sent out to explore other planets and gather information. NASA has also been involved in building a space station and a space telescope. NASA Science is focussed on better understanding the earth through the earth observing system, advancing heliophysics through the efforts of the Science Mission Directorate’s Heliophysics Research Programme; exploring bodies throughout the solar system with advanced robotic spacecraft mission.