NASA Mission Directorates

All NJSGC programs are financially supported by NASA and require direct alignment with one of the four Mission Directorates:

Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD)

The Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) manages the International Space Station (ISS) and develops the next generation of rockets, spacecraft, and other capabilities that will extend human presence throughout the solar system.

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Science Mission Directorate (SMD)

SMD organizes its work to achieve the goals through four divisions: Earth Science, Planetary Science, Heliophysics, and Astrophysics.

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Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD)

The Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) generates the innovative concepts, technologies, and capabilities needed to enable revolutionary change to both the airspace system and the aircraft that fly within it.

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Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)

The Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) is responsible for developing the crosscutting, pioneering, new technologies and capabilities needed by the agency to achieve its current and future missions.

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