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Overview

The Sciences and Exploration Directorate is the largest Earth and space science research organization in the world. Its scientists advance understanding of the Earth and its life-sustaining environment, the Sun, the solar system, and the wider universe beyond. The Directorate is part of Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Researchers in the Sciences and Exploration Directorate work with engineers, computer programmers, technologists, and other team members to develop the cutting-edge technology needed for space-based research. Instruments are also deployed on aircraft, balloons, and Earth's surface.

The Directorate's researchers share their findings and data with the scientific community. Education and Public Outreach programs explain the science to students and the general public.

Directorate News

Nordberg Award Winner Piers Sellers receives award from Colleen Hartman and presents memorial lecture.

08.18.2016
Memorial Lecture Photos

Women In Aerospace Leadership Award Goes to Dr. Colleen Hartman

08.15.2016
Congratulations to Dr. Colleen Hartman for her selection for the Women In Aerospace 2016 Leadership Award. The award is presented for: “Demonstration of exemplary leadership abilities that enable others to succeed in the aerospace field. Leadership of noteworthy contributions to the aerospace field on a single project over several years or during a career. Commitment to professional growth. Service as a role model or mentor that shows dedication to the advancement of women in aerospace.”

Science Jamboree event photos

08.04.2016
The 2016 Science Jamboree was a great success! A collection of 50 photos from the event are available now.
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Diana M Elben
301.286.4828
Administrative Officer [600]

General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center may be directed to the Center Office of Communications at 1.301.286.8955.

                                                                                                                                                                                        
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