Roy Maizel, the Science Mission Directorate’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Management since 2007, has announced he will retire from the Agency in April 2019 after a 37-year career with NASA...
Mission Countdown Clock
Science By The Numbers
Meet Heather Roper, Graphic Designer
"I like the challenge of visually depicting the science of the mission and getting to show people things that we can’t see."
NASA Balloon Mission Captures Electric Blue Clouds
On the cusp of our atmosphere live a thin group of seasonal electric blue clouds. Forming 50 miles above the poles in summer, these clouds are known as noctilucent clouds or polar mesospheric clouds.
NASA Science Activation
What is SMD’s Science Activation program? Science is best understood by doing, and NASA Science has a new team to help learners of all ages “do” science! 25 competitively-selected teams from across the Nation connect NASA science experts, real content, and experiences with community leaders to do science in ways that activate minds and promote understanding. This map shows the reach of the activities funded by the Science Activation efforts.
NASA ICESat-2 Satellite
NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite uses split-second laser pulses to create 3D measurements of the height of Earth’s ice sheets and glaciers, sea ice thickness, and the height of vegetation in ecosystems worldwide.