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National Aeronautics and Space Administration - the successor of the earlier National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Begun in 1958, largely in order to gain a moral victory in the Cold War by beating the USSR to the moon, their main purpose is to gain knowledge about outer space and neighboring celestial objects in order to increase humanity's knowledge of the cosmos. Initially well-funded and manned by some of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, the Administration's space programs helped to develop some of the most influential and often-used technology of the modern day (satellite technology, computers, electronic miniaturization, temperature resistant materials, etc.). Unfortunately, due to the multitude of early successes and prevailing opinion in Washington, NASA is often expected to do more with less money, as Congress often slashes budgets and expects better service. Not wanting to lose the tradition of innovation, NASA has recently tried to appease the government and an ever-increasing public ignorance of the benefits of scientific exploration, and as a result has tried to do more than they should, resulting in the 1986 Challenger explosion, and the heat shield failure of the Columbia in 2003, along with less deadly failures of Mars probes.
NASA fails because we allow it to; we expect that becuase "those NASA guys are geniuses" that they can do something with next to nothing. Space travel has always been, and will always be dangerous.
by G. M. Leuty March 08, 2004
not a secret anymore
your relationship is NASA
#secret #love #relationship #sex #friends
by phoebe37 July 12, 2008
NASA - representing "Nice And Safe Attitude"
Used as a salutation, or farewell –an interjection
Popularised by a clothing brand worn by some in the late 1990's UK rave scene.
At first glance, the garment would appear to be an official National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA product, as the logo used the worm font used by NASA. However beneath the main NASA text body, it would state "Nice And Safe Attitude".
Person A "see you round mate"
person B "yeah, you too, nasa"

Person A "Hiya mate, nasa"
Person B "Yeah, wicked"
#nasa #rave #uk #greeting #clothing
by Spiteful Bobby February 26, 2008
Never a straight answer.
NASA- it's really self explanatory
#liar #confusion #mislead #space #deception
by J. Malik April 20, 2006
Needs Another Seven Astronauts

(Referring to the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster)
Q:What does NASA stand for?
A:Needs Another Seven Astronauts
#nasa #national aeronautics and space administration #nasq #nqsa #fireworks
by Botros1 December 30, 2008
N.A.S.A. is a word used in a racist way toward black people
N= north
A= african
S= street
A= Ape
look at that NASA yelling at those hoes

Those NASA's are corrupting our streets
#nasa #nigger #nigga #racist #street #ape #african
by lil shit March 23, 2008
NASA originally stood for the "National Anal Sex Association". Now NASA stands for the "Nutty Assholes in Space Authority", having changed its focus from bedrooms to the sky. They're still fuckin' anal, though!
NASA was really created as an attempt to fool people into thinking America reached Venus (as Europe did first). It failed to live up to the expectations of NACA.
#space #anal #asshole #nutty #bedroom
by kodiac1 July 11, 2006
1. something completely cool
2. all things asc. w/ meredith
'mer, what's your necklace?' 'it's nasa'
by meredithmagoo April 30, 2005
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