Definition of NASA abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnæsə//
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Space travel
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (a US government organization that does research into space and organizes space travel) See related entries: Space travel Culture NASA's office is in Washington, DC, and the main centres include the John F Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, the Lyndon B Johnson Space Center near Houston, Texas, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. NASA was established in 1958 by President Eisenhower to replace the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: NASA