NASAs challenging and exciting missions provide unique opportunities for engaging and educating the public. Air travel, space flight, the exploration of the unknown, and the discovery of new, mysterious, and beautiful things are all endeavors that hold an intrinsic fascination for people around the world. And the benefitsto NASA, the Nation, and the worldof engaging students and the public in our scientific and engineering adventures cannot be overstated. By stimulating peoples
imaginations and creativity and by meaningfully communicating the significance
of our discoveries and developments to them, we can help to improve
the scientific and technological literacy of our society and draw new
students into careers in science and engineering.
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