How does the Universe work?
How did we get here?
Are we alone?


NASA’s astrophysics missions and research programs seek to discover the origin, evolution, and structure of the universe, as well as our place within it.

Astrophysics Education and Public Outreach

Astrophysics education and public outreach programs bring scientists and educators together to translate cutting-edge discoveries from the most distant reaches of space and time. Learning experiences spark the imagination by tapping into humankind’s natural curiosity about why the universe exists and where we came from.




PI-Led Missions and Mission Instruments


Data Archives


Program Offices


Education and Public Outreach in Earth and Space Science (EPOESS)


Acknowledgements: Data cited for individual mission and grant programs described on this website were originally provided via the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) Community Workspace (