Exactly what it says in the title. National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the US government agency responsible for civilian space exploration. What they do is common knowledge, but how much does everyone except the space community knows what they exactly do? If you are not actively following NASA, do you know what unmanned missions are going on right now, how many billions are they getting each year, how many field centers are there, and who’s the administrator without Googling? I know the answers, but I am disqualified because I do actively follow NASA. So GD, here is my question. Without any Googling or Wikipedia, tell me what qualities do you associate with modern NASA. Not the adolescent Apollo NASA, not the rebellious NACA*, not the naïve shuttle NASA, but the “young adult” modern NASA.With all sincerity, thanks in advance.
*Not a typo, NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) is the predecessor of NASA. Just FYI before somebody point this out.