What is the NASA Academy
An intensive resident summer institute of higher learning for college undergraduate students interested in pursuing professional and leadership careers in aerospace-related fields.
The NASA Academy is co-sponsored by
The participating NASA centers
The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.
To support and enhance the general objectives and mission of NASA.
To make available to the selected students guided access to extensive resources at the participating NASA research and space flight centers and their infrastructure, science, technology, and organizational and managerial expertise.
To provide a unique, intensive, and rigorous educational and training curriculum related to the organization of NASA, its in-house science and technology projects, its collaboration with other National centers, industry, and academia, and its extensive technology transfer programs.
To facilitate access to, and dissemination of, valuable information on career development paths, financial support, technical writing standards, intellectual property, etc.
To create an environment that fosters creativity, personal initiative, and leadership qualities, together with group mentality, teamwork, and professional ethics.
U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency
Junior and senior undergraduate, or first-year graduate status
High Academic standing and demonstrated interest in the space program.
David Rosage, Program Manager
Goddard Space Flight Center Academy
Dr. Douglas O'Handley, Director
Ames Astrobiology Academy