1. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., leads the world in scientific discovery and understanding. Goddard is the home of innovative Earth science, astrophysics, heliophysics and planetary science. The center’s diverse and talented team is responsible for each breakthrough emerging from Goddard laboratories. From high school interns to accomplished Nobel Prize winners, each member of the Goddard team plays a vital role in mission success.
Goddard is a science and engineering Center, with enabling technologies like computer science and IT management, to support missions to explore and observe the Earth from space, the study of the sun, exploration of the solar system, and to address big questions such as the origins of life on Earth.
GSFC studies the Earth from space with missions like the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission, or GPM. GPM is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours, and is scheduled for launch on February 27th.
GSFC studies the Universe and is now building the James Webb Space Telescope. Scheduled for launch in 2018, the JWST is a large space observatory that will operate in an orbit some 1 million miles from Earth to find the first galaxies that formed in the early universe.
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2. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA offers internships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. Students are engaged in research projects under the guidance of JPL scientists and engineers, and experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity. Their goal is to further students’ pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Research projects are offered in areas such as computer science, robotics, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, astrophysics, electrical engineering, as well as planetary, geological and biological sciences. In August 2013, JPL was named one of “The 10 Most Awesome College Labs of 2013” by Popular Science.
To learn more about the research conducted at JPL or to contact them, please visit: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/,