Science and Technology Programs
Over the past decade and more, physics-based modeling has played an increasingly important role both in defining the missions and in interpreting the observations. It is anticipated that within three years vast arrays of datasets will be available for real-time assimilation into predictive models.
Living With a Star is a cross-cutting program whose goals and objectives have links to each of the four NASA Strategic Enterprises: Space Science, Earth Science, Human Exploration and Development, and Aeronautics and Space Transportation.
The Mars Exploration Program is a science-driven program that seeks to understand whether Mars was, is, or can be, a habitable world.
The New Frontiers Program represents a critical step in the advancement of solar system exploration.
Missions within the Physics of the Cosmos Program measure and test the validity of Einstein's theories of relativity.
The Program addresses fundamental science questions about the physics of space plasmas and the flow of mass and energy through the solar system.