Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
The Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is NASA's foremost field center for programs related
to space science and observation from space of the Earth and its environment.
Founded in 1959, named after the rocket pioneer Robert Goddard,
and located at Greenbelt, Maryland, 16 km northeast of Washington, DC, Goddard
Space Flight Center has designed, built and operated numerous near-Earth
orbiting spacecraft, including members of the Explorer series, and controls several astronomy satellites, including the Hubble
Space Telescope. It manages the National Space Science Data Center and
is responsible for the Wallops Flight Facility.
FACILITIES AND ESTABLISHMENTS