The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was an agency of the United States government.
History and specificsEdit
NASA was established in 1958, to be responsible for that nation's civilian space program. Among the founding members was Dr. Archibald Dumont, who worked on NASA's Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. (TOS comic: "Brighter Than a Thousand Suns")
NASA continued to operate into the mid 21st century, occasionally in cooperation with other global agencies. By the early 22nd century, NASA apparently was incorporated into the United Earth Space Probe Agency, which would later become part of the Starfleet of the United Federation of Planets.
The Apollo program ultimately landed six crews of two on the moon. Centuries later, Department of Temporal Investigations agent Dulmer proved his superior knowledge of the Apollo program when he won a bet made with his partner, Gariff Lucsly. (VOY short story: "Almost... But Not Quite")
Space Transportation SystemEdit
The Voyager program was a series of unmanned probes intended to explore the outer solar system and space beyond. Voyager VI, launched in 1999, later returned to Earth as "V'Ger." (TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: Star Trek: The Motion Picture)
Lewis & ClarkEdit
- It is unclear whether there was an Ares I, II or III, or what were the accomplishments of those prior missions, but by the early 2000s, NASA did indeed begin work towards the intended goal of an international manned mission to Mars, with part of the project called "Ares I".
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