America’s leadership in space enables NASA to study Earth like no other organization. With an amazing fleet of Earth-observing satellites, we help the world better predict and respond to natural disasters and deepen our knowledge of how this planet works, from its climate to the availability of freshwater.
We are tackling fundamental questions critical to human life and civilization: How is Earth changing? What causes these changes? How will Earth change in the future? It’s a job that simply can’t be done from anywhere but space, and NASA is on it. For more on our Earth science findings, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/earthresearch
Dragon is carrying more than 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo and science samples from human research, biology and biotechnology studies, physical science investigations and education activities sponsored by NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, the nonprofit organization responsible for managing research aboard the U.S. national laboratory portion of the space station.
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NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. To do that, thousands of people have been working around the world and in space for more than 50 years, trying to answer some basic questions. What's out there in space? How do we get there? What will we find? What can we learn there -- or learn just by trying to get there -- that will make life better here on Earth?
NASA's work is diverse: proving flight technologies; creating capabilities for sustainable human and robotic exploration; exploring Earth, the solar system and the universe beyond; developing critical enabling technologies such as the space shuttle; and conducting science in orbit aboard the International Space Station. With NASA you can explore the universe and discover Earth.