THe NASA Team and Values

The goals stated in this Plan will be accomplished by a diverse group of men and women at our Headquarters, nine Centers throughout the country, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. We will also rely on partnerships with both large and small contractors, members of the academic community, other Federal, State, and local agencies, and other space agencies from nations around the globe.

This highly skilled team of scientists, engineers, technicians, and administrative and support professionals is dedicated to providing high-quality, technologically superior products and services in aeronautics and space. Through our dedication and professionalism, we will carry out our mission, achieve our goals and objectives, and ultimately find answers to the fundamental questions of science and research.

NASA Values

To implement this Plan, the NASA Team will strive to uphold core values related to people, excellence, and integrity.


Our greatest strength is our workforce. We aggressively build a team of highly qualified individuals that is representative, at all levels, of America's diversity. We foster a culture that is built on trust, respect, teamwork, communication, creativity, and empowerment in an environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for all.


We are committed to demonstrating and promoting excellence and continually improving processes, products, and services to better satisfy our customers' needs and requirements. We utilize quality-focused leadership and management, as well as scientific, engineering, and technical excellence to provide our customers with highly valued products and services in the most cost-effective, timely, and safe manner.


We preserve America's confidence and trust by ensuring that our missions are consistent with national goals, carefully conceived, and well executed. We deliver on our promises and are accountable for our performance. We are open and honest with one another and with our customers, and we cooperate within and across organizations to deliver the highest quality results. We are bold but prudent in confronting challenges and accepting risks. We work with integrity and are dedicated to fulfilling our vision in an environment in which adherence to fundamental ethical principles and compliance with related laws and regulations flourish.

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