NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is a division of the United States government committed to research and dissemination of information on aeronautics and space.
According to Administrator Daniel S. Golden, "NASA is deeply committed to spreading the unique knowledge that flows from its aeronautics and space research. This commitment grows from the Agency's unique, original congressional mandate to 'provide for the widest practicable and appropriate dissemination of information concerning its activities and the results thereof.'
Throughout the past three-and-a-half decades, NASA has accomplished this basic assignment through printed press releases, radio programming, television shows, educational materials and, more recently, the fax machine. The futuristic capabilities of the Internet promise to expand this outreach exponentially, and we are tremendously excited by the possibilities.
Now or in the near future, you will be able to download the latest imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, read about recent uses of NASA-developed technology by private industry, watch a short video of the first human landing on the Moon or view the latest microgravity science experiment underway aboard the planned international Space Station."
Check out the NASA website for a wonderful archive of images and reports on missions to the moon, mars and beyond, fabulous pictures from the Hubble and other telescopes, and late breaking news on current missions.