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PURPOSE & MISSION

USRA's mission is to advance the space-related sciences and exploration through innovative research, technology, and educational programs; to promote space policy; and to develop and operate premier facilities and programs by involving universities, the private sector, and governments for the benefit of mankind.

PURPOSE

  • To constitute an entity by means of which universities and other research organizations may cooperate with one another, with the governments of the United States and other nations, and with other organizations toward the development and application of space-related science, technology and engineering.
  • To develop and manage programs and facilities, and provide other services as required under contract, or otherwise, with the governments of the United States and other nations, and other organizations for space-related education, research, development, and operations.

MISSION

USRA's mission is to advance the space-related sciences and exploration through innovative research, technology, and educational programs; to promote space policy; and to develop and operate premier facilities and programs by involving universities, the private sector, and governments for the benefit of mankind.


We accomplish this mission by providing a collaborative membership organization where universities and other research organizations may cooperate effectively with each other, with the United States government, and other entities to develop knowledge associated with space science and technology.

OUR VALUES

USRA has a passion for space science exploration, and for people.

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Lunar and Planetary Institute

For 40 years, under USRA's management, the Lunar and Planetary Institute has provided leadership in the scientific community for research in lunar, planetary, and solar system sciences, and linkage with related terrestrial programs.